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Mitchell Starc Will Be Missing The Opening Test Against India In Nagpur
By CricShots - Jan 31, 2023 1:00 pm
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The premier Australian fast bowler, Mitchell Starc has provided a major update on his injury, confirming that he will not be taking part in the opening Test of the 4-match series against India in the upcoming all-important Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Nagpur, scheduled to commence from February 9. This comes as a big blow for Australia provided they will have to face India in an away series.

Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc

Starc had sustained a lethal finger injury in the Test series against South Africa last month, and has been out of cricketing action ever since. During a chat on Cricket Australia’s awards, Mitchell Starc said, “I am track..still a couple of weeks and then probably meet the guys in Delhi..after..hopefully, a first Test match win..get myself into training over there.”

To give an update on what Mitchell Starc is actually referring to, he hasn’t attained complete recovery from his finger injury, and perhaps be able to join his teammates in the series in India from the second Test, which is scheduled to be played in Delhi, from February 17, 2023. He has been a key bowler for the Aussies as he is known for delivering those unplayable toe-crushing yorkers, coupled with massive pace.

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Further opening up about his thoughts about the upcoming tour to India, Mitchell Starc stated that playing India in India would be a great challenge. He is really looking forward to it and Australia will be leaving no stone unturned for winning the series, provided the race to the all-important World Test Championship finals to be played later this year has gained a lot of momentum.

On the sidelines of Cricket Australia’s awards, Mitchell Starc said, “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.”

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He further added, “The team is in as good a position that we can be heading into an Indian tour. It’s exciting with the women going for the World Cup and we have a long tour of India. So plenty of good cricket to watch over the next couple of months, so we’re just wishing for some good success for Australia.”