Mitchell Starc has delivered an update on his injured finger ahead of the much-anticipated four-match Test series for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia. The series is scheduled to begin on February 9 in Nagpur.
Mitchell Starc had injured the finger of his bowling arm during the second Test against South Africa last month and was subsequently ruled out of the following Test. The left-arm pacer detached the tendon from the bone of his middle finger while playing the second Test.
And Mitchell Starc has ruled himself out of contention for the series-opener in Nagpur. Speaking at the Australian Cricket Awards, the star pacer delivered an update on his injury and stated that he is likely to join the team after the first Test.
“I am on track. Still a couple of weeks and then probably meet the guys in Delhi after hopefully, the first Test match win. Get myself into training over there,” said Mitchell Starc.
"Probably meet the guys in Delhi … and get myself into training over there."
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Mitchell Starc speaks about India tour:
While Mitchell Starc is set to miss the first Test of the series in India, he is well aware of the challenges that will be on offer. Speaking at the Cricket Awards, the Australia star spoke about the conditions in India and said that it would be a great challenge.
“I guess you never really know what to expect from the conditions in India but we have a fair idea, that it is obviously going to turn. You never quite know until you start the game or decide which wicket to play on. So, it is going to be a great challenge,” Mitchell Starc told Erin Holland on the sidelines of the Australia Cricket Awards.
Missing Mitchell Starc for the first Test will be a big blow for the visitors. He averages less than 30 in Tests in Asia and has the ability to do some serious damage with his reverse swing. He also helps creating footmarks for teammate Nathan Lyon to spin the ball out of as he comes around the wicket. Australia will be hoping that Starc recovers from the injury as soon as possible.
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