Mitchell Starc confident about Australia's pace reserves

Krishna Chopra / 07 January 2016

Australia might be bracing up in the ODI series against India without the likes of Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Johnson, but that has not deterred them one bit. Mitchell Starc, undoubtedly the best ODI bowler at the moment recently said that he was dejected to miss the series against India due to his injury. However, Starc also said that he was very confident of Australia’s pace reserves.

Pacers namely Joel Paris and Scott Boland have impressed the Australian selectors in the recent months and now are set to make their ODI debuts against India. Starc too backed the duo and expected them to do well. “They’ve been bowling really well in state cricket for a number of years now and it’s a huge opportunity to get their foot in the door,” Starc said. “It’s a chance for them to try to cement a spot with a few injuries and a bit of a changing time in the bowling stocks.”

“The Big Bash has been fantastic,” he said. “We’ve seen some of the young guys like Joel Paris come through and bowl really well. “Kane Richardson has bowled really well at the death. I’m excited to see what he’s going to bring to ODI cricket on his return. “Jason Behrendorff has come back from injury, started really well in the Big Bash. “There’s a few guys around that level at the moment and will do a great job for Australia in the next few months.”

Despite being the best bowler in ODI’s, Starc admitted that he was not certain of his place in the XI once he returned from his injury. “I don’t think you can ever say you’ve cemented a spot 100 percent,” he said. “I assume I’m going to have to work my butt off when I’m back to bowling to try and get my spot back.”

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