I have got my hunger back: Aus pacer Mitchell Starc

Georgetown: Australian pacer Mitchell Starc said he has got his hunger back after spending the past six months away from cricket due to injuries.

Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc

The left-armer is set to return to international cricket on Sunday when his side will take on the West Indies in an one-day international here.

The 26-year-old hasn’t been sighted on a cricket field since he bravely hobbled through for the winning runs in the day-night Test at the Adelaide Oval on November 29. After the game, the lanky fast bowler had to undergo an ankle and foot surgery which forced him out of the the ICC World T20 and then the Indian Premier League.

“It was nice to spend three or four months in the gym to get that strength back that I’d lost over 12 to 18 months of cricket. It was nice to get that back, rest the little things that I needed to and make sure the ankle and the foot were 100 per cent right before I started to play cricket again,” Starc was quoted as saying by yesterday.

“I think I’ve ticked all those boxes and that hunger has definitely come back a lot stronger that it was at the end of that Ashes series,” he added.

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