Injury concerns for Mitchell Starc ahead of the third Test in Cape Town

Injury concerns for Mitchell Starc ahead of the third Test

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Mitchell Starc wants to replicate his performance in Port Elizabeth. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

The four-match Test series has reached an interesting phase with South African facing a set back with a ban on their primary fast bowler Kagiso Rabada. The number one fast bower has been banned for the next two Tests against Australia courtesy an accumulation of too many demerit points.

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Rabada’s counterpart Mitchell Starc feels he will learn with time.
(Photo credit should read MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

However, if this wasn’t enough for a drama in the Test series, Australia’s primary fast blower Mitchell Starc is under an injury cloud ahead of the third Test. Starc suffered a sore calf after the end of the second Test and had avoided training with the rest of the Australian team on Monday morning.

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Australia’s Mitchell Starc has suffered a sore calf after the second Test. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

Starc would have to get past a fitness test to play the next match of the series. The left arm fast bowler has been in exceptional form in the ongoing series.

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Mitchell Starc has been exceptional with the ball in the current Test series. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Starc picked up 9/109 in the first Test and helped Australia win the first Test. However, the second Test didn’t go their way, and the series is currently levelled at 1-1 with two more matches go.

After the second Test Starc said:

“The footmarks were a bit uncomfortable, [33.4] overs in the first innings takes a bit of a toll on the body. (I’m) all good, though. We’ve got a fair few days off to rest up and refresh mentally and physically and get ready for Cape Town.” 

Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Marsh has recovered well from the soreness. (Photo credit should read MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

However, Australia have good news as Mitchell Marsh bowled during the training session. He will be fit for the third Test to be played in Cape Town.

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Prabhangad Singh

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