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Injured Starc eyes Champions Trophy return

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Starc picked up 5 wickets in two matches during India Test series. Pic Credit: ICC

Injured Australian pacer Mitchell Starc is hoping to be fit ahead of the Champions Trophy in England in June. The seamer had to head back home midway through the ongoing Test series in India with a stress fracture.


The injury is considered to be not ‘too serious’ which gives him a fighting chance of making it to the 50-over tournament. Starc spoke about the injury, “It’s OK, it’s not snapped in half like the one 18 months ago.”


He added, “I did the third metatarsal last time, this one is the fourth. It’s a nice fracture, but it’s not displaced so I don’t need a boot fortunately. So I’m still in the gym and getting ready for when I do come back. When that might be, I see the specialist on Thursday and hopefully I’ll get a clearer picture then. But the Champions Trophy is definitely not out of the picture at this time.”


The left arm seamer did leave his mark in the India Test series thanks to his impactful and aggressive bowling. Starc was also involved in some banter during the series which did charge up both the sides. He said during a media interaction that the banter probably come a lot more from India than from the Australians.