Australia have been massively jolted ahead of their home test series against West Indies, and the all important limited overs series against India. Mitchell Starc, Australia’s pace spearhead has been ruled out of action for a couple of months, as he suffers from a stress fracture in his right foot.

“He’s got a crack on the top of his foot,” confirmed Australia’s bowling coach Craig McDermott. “He’s had a heel impingement which may have affected that, who knows, trying to compensate for landing on his heel he may have put more pressure on the front of his foot and that’s eventuated in a crack.”

McDermott confirmed that Starc would be out of competitive cricket for atleast 3 weeks, and from then he would begin his rehabilitation process. “The good news for us is it’s not going to be as long as we thought, so he’s going to be out for three weeks and then we can work on him from there. Hopefully we can get him up for the New Zealand series and the World Twenty20 where he’s ranked No. 1 in the world.” “All the way through England and the one-day series he’s had his heel impingement. In the last 12 months he’s done an unbelievable job.”

Speaking about the likely replacements for Starc, McDermott said, “James Pattinson went back to Perth and he gets to bowl tomorrow, the Vics are batting today, he was pretty close to playing here, so with him back we’ve got our three quicks and Mitchell Marsh.” “After that we’ve got Nathan Coulter-Nile, if he can keep his tongue wired it would be great, and then we can get him involved if he bowls well enough as well.”

  • SHARE

    A cricket enthusiast who has the passion to write for the sport. An ardent fan of the Indian Cricket Team. Strongly believe in following your passion and living in the present.

    Related Posts

    English Premier League 2017/18: Round Up – Round 17

    Total no.of goals scored Round 17 = 21 Tuesday (12/12/2017) Barnes’ late strike provided a home victory for Burnley Burnley 1 (Ashley Barnes 89’) – Stoke...

    Messi has done lot of damage to me, Mourinho, Ramos: Xabi Alonso

    Madrid, Dec 14: Former Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso recalled his time at Real Madrid and said Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi had caused a lot of...

    Ashes Test: Malan ton takes England to 305/4 on Day 1

    Perth, Dec 14: Dawid Malan's brilliant ton helped England score 305/4 in their first innings against Australia on the opening day of the Third Ashes...

    New Zealand’s Bracewell replaces Grandhomme in ODI squad against West Indies

    Wellington, Dec 14; New Zealand medium pacer Doug Bracewell replaced all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme for the three-match One-day International (ODI) series against West Indies starting...

    ISL: Dynamos defender Ralte likely to play against FC Goa

    New Delhi, Dec 14: Delhi Dynamos are likely to include left-back Sena Ralte in the squad for their forthcoming Indian Super League (ISL) season four...