Australia vs India T20I series: The Australian Pacer, Mitchell Starc after learning about his family’s issues pulled out of the remainder of the T20I series against India. The speedster got to know about his family’s illness on Saturday after the first T20I and later he pulled out citing the issue of Family Illness.
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Starc looked out of touch in the previous One Day International series against India but returned with 2 crucial wickets in the first T20I game, announcing his arrival.
The 30 years old cricketer suffered a rib niggle in the final ODI and was rested but later started training after getting fit. However, on Saturday he pulled out of the series. Mitchell Starc to miss the final two T20Is due to Family illness.
Australian management supports his decision to stay back with his family in important times and backed him.
“There is nothing more important than the family in this world and in this case Mitch is no exception,” Justin Langer in a statement.
“We will support him for all the time he needs and welcomes him back with open arms in the squad when he feels the time is right for him and his family.”
Australia and India are all set to play its second and third T20I on Sunday and Tuesday.
Injuries Concern for Australia:
However, the historic Border Gavaskar Trophy will begin on 17th December at Adelaide but the participation of the speedster is yet not confirmed.
The Australian side is currently dealing with a spate of injuries. David Warner was already ruled out of the whole white ball series after a groin injury in the second ODI. Ashton Agar is also ruled out of the series. Pat Cummins is given rest from the white ball fixtures to manage the workload.
Australian Skipper after picking up a niggle on his hip is under black clouds for his appearance.
All rounder Marcus Stoinis is also not featuring after sustaining side injury during the first ODI.
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