Cricket has resumed after the halt due to the novel coronavirus pandemic and players have adapted to the new regulations well. Their have incidents related to players breaking the bio-secure bubble but on the saliva ban, the bowlers have adapted well, and have looked at ease without its use.
Australia will make their return to international cricket with the limited-overs series against England before heading to the IPL. Premier Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc believes that the saliva ban will not effect the white-ball cricket much. He also added that it could be found out better during the practice games.
“It’s probably not something that’s too relevant in white-ball cricket. Once that new ball starts to go, you’re trying to keep it dry anyway. It’s more of a question for red-ball cricket,” the pacer told cricket.com.au on Thursday, ahead of training.
“No doubt we’ll find out what it’s like in these practice games and if we need to revisit some planning around it, I’m sure we’ll have a chat before the series gets underway. We haven’t been able to use sweat or saliva back in Australia so that was pretty simple. Slightly more lenient here with the bowler allowed to use sweat from certain places. It’s not a huge issue in white-ball cricket, I don’t think,” he added.
Mitchell Starc is one of the most fiercest fast bowler in the international circuit but his career has been marred with injuries. Starc boasts of pace and movement which makes batsmen of any stature feel uncomfortable. He is also quick and often comes across as a fast bowler who likes to hit the deck hard.
The Covid-19 situation has come as a blessing in disguise for Mitchell Starc. Away from any cricketing action, the fast bowler is contended, and has added five kgs to his frame. Starc is training with the NSW and he will continue to remain in Australia when his teammates leave to play the IPL 2020 in UAE.