T20 World Cup | Welcome sign for Team India as Hardik Pandya resumes bowling in nets
28 Oct 2021
Mitchell Starc had limped off from training session on Tuesday night, but Australia are not “concerned” over his fitness and availability for Thursday's game against Sri Lanka.
As per an Associated Press article report, Starc copped a blow in his knee in his followthrough while bowling in the net. He walked off the session in serious discomfort but did not need any assistance in walking.
However, he returned to the nets on Wednesday, October 27, a day before an important clash against Sri Lanka, who smashed Bangladesh in their first game of the Super 12 stage.
Notably, Starc was on a long break from international cricket and did not feature in any cricket matches after the fourth Test against India at the start of this year.
He along with Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood forms a trio of pace bowlers for Australia to challenge oppositions’ batting lineups and if Starc gets unfit for the next game, it can complicate matters for the team management.
Australia have made an impressive start to the tournament having defeated South Africa in a close contest. They are in Group 1 which has been deemed a “group of death” by some experts for the number of evenly-matched sides in it and they would not want to lose the momentum with any untoward result against Sri Lanka who have shown enough form and firepower in the tournament so far.