Australian Bowler Mitchell Starc Set to Make His ODI Comeback
Aussie pacer Mitchell Starc set to make ODI comeback after injury
Australian left-arm fast bowler, Mitchell Starc, is all set to make his comeback after injury as he was named in the Australian One Day International International (ODI) squad for the Tri-Series against West Indies and South Africa in the Caribbean in June.
The 26-year-old has been out of action for four months, after surgery on a long-running ankle injur. His absence was keenly felt by the Australian T20 squad at the ongoing World Twenty20, where the team did not qualify for the semi-finals after losing to the hosts, India, in their final group match.
Mitchell has progressed very well in his rehab and the medical staff are confident he will be fit to play in this series. It is extremely pleasing to have a bowler of his calibre back in the side.Rod Marsh, Chief Selector, CA
Starc’s return will boost the impressive Australian pace line-up which also features Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Coulter-Nile and John Hastings. Big-hitting Travis Head is another notable inclusion in the 16-man Australian squad.
The 22-year-old from South Australia has earned his maiden call-up to the ODI squad, having already made his Twenty20 International debut earlier this year due to impressive performances in the Big Bash League. The Sheffield Shield player of the year replaces the experienced Shaun Marsh, who was not considered for selection due to the impending birth of his first child.
Test off-spinner Nathan Lyon, who was overlooked for the World T20, has been given another chance to show his mettle in limited-overs cricket. The 28-year-old will spearhead the Australian spin attack in the Carribean along with rookie leg-spinner Adam Zampa.
Nathan has bowled very well in the West Indies in the past and we are predicting we will see some slow, turning pitches.Rod Marsh.
All-rounders Glenn Maxwell, Mitch Marsh and James Faulkner have retained their places in the squad.
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