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IND v AUS 2020: Mitchell Starc ready to play the first Test against India

By Bet Barter

December 13, 2020

Towering fast Mitchell Starc will return to Australia's Test team on Sunday. He had left the 3-match T20I series mid-route on compassionate grounds because of a family illness. India and Australia are set to get down to business for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a pink-ball Test beginning on December 17 in Adelaide.

On Monday, Mitchell Starc will fly from Sydney to Adelaide with the Indian team and participating Australian 'A' players to join his Test colleagues. Starc will have just two days to plan for the match. Notwithstanding, his exploits in pink-ball cricket settle on him a compelling decision.

Mitchell Starc's colleague, Josh Hazlewood, is radiating on the information. Hazlewood feels that it would be great for the Aussies to get him back on the team.

Starc is a colossal part of the Australian group and an immense part of the pace assault. Everybody knows his numbers with the pink-ball are pretty incredible so it will be a great challenge for the Indian team to face him.

Hazlewood mourns the tight timetables in worldwide cricket yet praised Mitchell Starc's responsibility and polished methodology. Hazlewood feels that Starc is a professional player and he would come back very strongly in the Border-Gavaskar series.

Australia have won all of their pink-ball matches

Australia is the best side in pink-ball cricket. They have won seven out of seven; all at home, multiple times in Adelaide, and twice in Brisbane. Mitchell Starc is the undisputed hero with regards to bowling in day/night Test matches. The 30-year-old has a stunning 42 wickets in these 7 matches embellished with 2 five-fers in the last two games.

Mitchell Starc went through each crucial Kiwi batsmen with sheer pace and control to hold them to 166 and 171 runs in the two innings separately. Australia dominated the match by 296 runs and Starc was the man of the match.

Nonetheless, Michell Starc's Test records against India are a long way from his pink-ball numbers. Starc's average and strike rate dive to 36.19 and 65.74 against India in Test matches, the most exceedingly awful for him against any rival. India is additionally the lone rival side that hasn't seen Starc takes 4 wickets in an innings. The best pink-ball bowler against his most un-most loved rival will compensate for a peppery blend, one that will be indiscreet to miss.

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