Dubai: Australia pacer Mitchell Starc might not be available for the match against Sri Lanka in the T20 World Cup 2021 Group 1 match, owing to a leg injury he suffered during training. Although his injury has been closely monitored by the Australian team management, his condition has not improved much after he was seen limping off and in a lot of pain during the nets on Wednesday, according to several reports in the Australian media.Also Read - It's Certainly On The Table: Mitchell Starc on returning to IPL
Starc, one of the world’s top white-ball bowlers, was seen limping and apparently in pain at a nets session at the ICC Academy here on Wednesday evening. Also Read - Workhorse Mitchell Starc Doesn't Want To Be Rested For Fifth Ashes Test
The left-arm pacer was hit just above the right knee while bowling during a net session on Tuesday evening and appeared to be in obvious discomfort. Also Read - The Ashes: Justin Langer Praises Mitchell Starc as Australia Rework Pace Attack
Though Starc trained and bowled on Wednesday with a compression sleeve on his right leg, he was escorted out of the nets by medical staff before hobbling away for more treatment, appearing in serious discomfort, according to one of the reports.
While the Australian team management is yet to inform them officially about his injury and diagnosis, Starc could miss Thursday’s clash against Sri Lanka.
In case Starc is not available, Ashton Agar is likely to come in the playing XI as a replacement.
Starc claimed 2/32 off four overs i’ Australia’s win against South Africa.
(With IANS Inputs)