In the third Test of the four-match series against India, which begins on March 1 in Indore, Australia’s standout seamer Mitchell Starc will likely replace captain Pat Cummins. With both players recovering from finger injuries, the left-arm seamer will likely be referred to as the only specialist fast bowler alongside all-rounder Cameron Green (if he plays).
The middle finger on the bowler’s bowling arm, which has been in a splint for at least two weeks, will continue to give him difficulty. While Starc claimed that he rarely enters a game without some pain, Green declared himself fit for the third Test.
“I don’t think it will be 100% for a fair while, but it is definitely good enough,Fox Sports reported Starc as stating, “The ball is coming out extremely smoothly, and I feel pretty much at full steam.
It wouldn’t be the first time I played a Test match while experiencing some difficulty. I probably would have only participated in five or ten Tests if I had only played when I was 100% well, he continued.
Despite not being at full strength, the Australian fast stated he was confident enough to lead the pace assault in place of Pat Cummin, who has returned to Australia to deal with his ailing mother.
There is absolutely no anxiety regarding the workload or the body. I’m entirely at ease with my body’s and my numbers’ positions, the left-arm stated.quick bowler.
You must be ready to bowl at any time, whether that means pitching shorter spells while still coordinating with the opposing end player. The footmarks I can create are also (another area of attention). Being heavier at the crease than the Indian batsmen, I create more than they do,” he added.
Starc and his family went through a difficult time two years ago when he lost his father Paul to cancer, and the Australian quick finds it difficult to witness Cummins’ family go through a similar circumstance.
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Having just gone through something similar, it’s a challenging position to be trying to get your head around.to be the captain while also playing international cricket, according to Starc.
We prioritise being fathers, partner and humans over being cricket players. has the full backing of the organisation. Watching him go through that from a distance has been difficult.
Further commenting on Steve Smith wearing the captain’s hat during the third Test, Starc said that the team had no trouble adjusting to playing under his leadership once more.