Ahead of the crucial match against Sri Lanka in the T20 World Cup on 28 October, a bad news is coming out for the Australian camp. Team’s fast bowler Mitchell Starc does not seem to be fully fit and he has been seen limping with an injured leg during training. Starc’s performance was strong against South Africa and he also took two wickets in his name. His game against Sri Lanka looks tough.
Starc was seen limping while training at the ICC Academy and is finding it difficult to play in the match against Sri Lanka. The left-arm pacer took a break from cricket for almost six months and barely played any matches before arriving in Dubai for the ICC T20 World Cup. Starc trained with her partner Alyssa Healy with the Australian women’s team in Queensland. Starc took the wickets of Adam Markram and Enrij Nortje for 32 runs in his four-over spell against South Africa.
In the Group of Death, Australia’s team is currently at number three in the points table. The team has won in one match played so far and the Kangaroo team has 2 points. Sri Lanka are one place above Australia and the team had beaten Bangladesh by 5 wickets in the first match. At the same time, Australia defeated South Africa. Aaron Finch’s bowlers performed very well in the match and the Kangaroo team restricted South Africa to just 118 runs. In the batting, Steve Smith played an important innings of 35 runs, while Marcus Stoinis remained unbeaten on 24 runs.