Cricket Australia (CA) has just announced the postponement of the home T20I series against the West Indies, which was scheduled in October. While the discussion is still on with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the 30-year-old Australian left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc has clarified that they are getting ready to travel to England for the limited-overs series.
While Australia had the plan to host the three-match T20I series against West Indies in early October as the warm-up matches for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020, the CA and Cricket West Indies (CWI) have decided to postpone this series as the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 has already been postponed.
We’ll just get ready for the series: Mitchell Starc about England tour
However, Mitchell Starc and his national teammates are getting ready to tour in England for the limited-overs series in this September.
Though the final schedule of these limited-overs series hasn’t been revealed yet amid coronavirus pandemic, Starc has claimed that the English tour is still on the paper. They can get more clarity about this tour after the upcoming meeting this Thursday (6th August).
Starc said according to cricket.com.au, “It’s still very much up in the air which is the way of the world at the moment. It’s changing day by day. We’re having weekly meetings about the challenges of the tour and where this all sits.”
He added, “We’ve got another one on Thursday to see if there are any progressions on that. All the players are preparing to play and planning to go. It’s now up to Cricket Australia and the government on both sides as to whether we jump on that plane. In terms of the cricket, we’ll just get ready for the series.”
In the upcoming England tour, Australia will play the three-match ODI series and three-match T20I series against the hosts in September 2020. If these fixtures get confirmed, Australia will start their journey in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League with three-match ODI series against the hosts England.
The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League has already begun with the three-match ODI series between England and Ireland in England. England have already secured the ODI series by winning both the first two ODIs while they will play the last game of this series on Tuesday (4th August) at Rose Bowl (Southampton).