Starc suffered an injury on the opening day of the Boxing day Test against South Africa, hurting the finger of his bowling arm while attempting a catch
Injured Australian pace bowler Mitchell Starc has indicated he will most certainly miss the opening Test of the Border-Gavaskar series against India at Nagpur from February 9, saying he should be available from the second Test onwards.
Starc suffered an injury on the opening day of the Boxing day Test against South Africa, hurting the finger of his bowling arm while attempting a catch.
The 32-year-old Starc was diagnosed with a detached tendon in the middle finger and missed the third and final Test against the Proteas at Sydney.
“That’s probably likely [I will miss the first Test]. We’ll see how we’re placed at the end of the month,” Starc was quoted as saying by Australian Associated Press on Monday.
“Hopefully I am there for the second Test if they want to play me. We’ll see how the finger is.”
With all-rounder Cameron Green also not a certainty for the opening Test due to a fractured finger, Australia are left short of pace bowling back-up.
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