Fitness has always been the concern for Mitchell Starc in his career. Something or the other kept on hurting him on a regular basis. However, he has always been quite focussed to be back and play the game for his country. In between, ahead of India tour, he once again sustained an injury to make things look bleak for Australia.

The 29-year-old, who will be missing Australia’s tour to India, said that if rehabilitation went as per his plans then he would be available for the UAE tour. They are scheduled to play the ODI series against Pakistan, which will be there last ODI series ahead of ICC World Cup 2019.

Hopefully, rehab goes fine – Mitchell Starc

Mitchell Starc sustained a left pictorial injury, which saw him staying away from the Indian tour. He will be undergoing his rehab process during the course in order to be fit for the Pakistan series and then takes an ample rest ahead of the grand event.

Mitchell Starc, India vs Australia 2019
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Starc also pulled himself out from the Indian Premier League 2019 to make most of the rest time. He wants to be as sweeter as possible ahead of the global event in order to deliver the goods for the team.

“The UAE is around the 15th of March so if all goes to plan I should be pretty sweet to be available for that one. Obviously the boys go to India, hopefully, it’s a good tour for them there. I don’t think I’ll be ready for any stage of that.

Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, IPL 2019
Mitchell Starc with Pat Cummins. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

“So it’s up to the rehab group and the selectors and see how the rest of this summer goes,” he added while speaking to Cricket.com.au in an interview.

Well, the return of Mitchell Starc is a must for Australia, as they are currently in deep sorts. Starc will be given ample time by the board, as he holds the key not only for the ICC World Cup 2019 but also the Ashes Trophy later in the year.