Jackson Bird Kept Stand After Mitchell Starc Suffers Bruised Heel
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Ashes 2017/18: Jackson Bird Kept on Stand by After Mitchell Starc Suffers Bruised Heel

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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Mitchell Starc
PERTH, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 17: Mitchell Starc of Australia takes the wicket of James Vince of England during day four of the Third Test match during the 2017/18 Ashes Series between Australia and England at the WACA on December 17, 2017, in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone – CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

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.

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Jackson Bird
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 21: Jackson Bird of the Sydney Sixers appeals for lbw against Luke Wright of the Melbourne Stars during the Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Stars and the Sydney Sixers at Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 21, 2017, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

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.” 

Darren Lehmann
During day five of the Third Test match during the 2017/18 Ashes Series between Australia and England at WACA on December 18, 2017, in Perth, Australia. Getty Images

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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