Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, And Pat Cummins Featured In Australia’s Opening Win Against South Africa In 2021 T20I World Cup
Kane Richardson Can Be A Suitable Replacement For Mitchell Starc
The pacer wore a compression bandage on his knee for the entirety of the session but was able to bat and bowl without much of a fuss. Mitchell Starc’s availability is crucial to the side as he is their primary death bowler and also the one that Aaron Finch turns to for wickets early on in the powerplay.
Without him, the bowling attack does look weakened, but Kane Richardson, who was left out of Australia’s first match, can be a suitable replacement. Ashton Agar was also excluded from the playing XI despite being in good nick. Australia head coach Justin Langer stated that it was a tough decision but one that had to be made considering the matchups in Group Of Death.
Although Australia won their first game against South Africa, they had to work hard to overhaul a 119-run target.
Australia Probable Playing XI: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Sri Lanka Probable Playing XI: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera (wk), Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Dusmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara