Australia’s 12th man Jackson Bird has been kept on standby for the upcoming Tests, as Mitchell Starc has suffered a bruised heel in the third Test at the WACA, Perth.
Starc who bowled a jaffer of delivery on the fourth day of the Test to remove James Vince, suffered a bruised heel, although he continues to bowl on the fifth and final day of the match he will undergo a few tests after the game.
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Australia has won the third Test at the WACA by an innings and 41 runs and has regained the Urn on day five of the Test. Starc who has been tremendous in the ongoing Ashes has bowled long spells of the Aussies, and he has picked up the soreness due to the hardness of the pitch and run-up surface where the heels land.
Australian coach Darren Lehmann spoke about the condition of the fast bowler and said,
“Not too bad, a bit sore. We’ll just have to wait for the end of the game and assess him. I thought he bowled unbelievable well last night, got the ball reversing to get that wicket of Vince, so we’ll see how he goes.”
Bird, who was initially released from the squad to join Sydney Sixers for KFC Big Bash League’s opener on Tuesday night has been recalled ahead of the Boxing Day Test match in Melbourne, starting December 26th.
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