Mitchell Starc, Australia’s spearhead, suffered a serious injury during the Boxing Day Test against South Africa. He was ruled out of the third Test in Sydney due to an injury to his middle finger on his left hand. However, the outcome favoured the Australians, who went on to win the three-match series 2-0.
During the Australia Cricket Awards, the Australian speedster delivered an update on his fitness. Starc told Erin Holland that he is looking forward to the forthcoming challenge of the India trip. Notably, Australia is set to play a four-match Test series against India beginning February 9.
“I am on track, still a few of weeks and then maybe meet the boys in Delhi..after..hopefully, a first Test match win..get myself into training over there,” Starc said, according to a tweet from 7Cricket.
Furthermore, another Australian, all-rounder Cameron Green, is racing against the clock as the first Test begins. Cricket Australia has expressed worry about his bowling performances. Australian head coach Andrew McDonald provided an update on his questionable availability. In fact, he might miss the second Test match as well. “Where he’s at the moment, his greatest problem is bowling,” McDonald said.
“There is a shortage of loading there, and one of the primary reasons for our being here early is to ensure that we are prepared for the rigours of what the bowling unit would entail. The most important thing is to instil confidence in him so that he can succeed in his debut Test match. Having adequate time will be the deciding factor “According to ESPNCricinfo, the head coach said.
Australia will meet India in a four-match Test series beginning February 9. It will be intriguing to observe how the visitors handle their injury problems and potential replacements in the worst-case circumstances. The four Tests will be played at Nagpur, New Delhi, Dharamsala, and Ahmedabad, in that order.