The Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc is still not 100 percent fit but will return for the third Test against India. The left-arm pacer has been out of action since the first Test in Adelaide due to a calf injury.
Starc has been training with the team in Melbourne and is expected to be fit for the third Test which starts on January 7. The Australian team management is confident that Starc will be able to play a full part in the match.
The 29-year-old has been a key member of the Australian bowling attack in recent years and his return will be a major boost for the team. Starc has taken over 200 wickets in Test cricket and is one of the most experienced bowlers in the team.
The Australian team has been struggling in the series so far and Starc’s return could be the spark they need to turn things around. The team has been hampered by injuries to key players such as David Warner and Steve Smith and the return of Starc will be a major boost.
Starc’s return will also be a major boost for the Indian team who have been in good form in the series so far. The Indian bowlers have been in good form and the return of Starc will add another dimension to the bowling attack.
The third Test will be a crucial match for both teams and the return of Starc could be the difference between victory and defeat. The Australian team will be hoping that Starc can make a full recovery and be at his best for the match.