Thursday, January 7, 2016, Poush 24, 1422 BS, Rabiul Awal 25, 1437 Hijri

Moon-booted Starc eyes mid-year return
Published :Thursday, 7 January, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 12

Sydney, Jan 6: Australia's pace spearhead Mitchell Starc Wednesday virtually ruled out recovery from injury in time for the Twenty20 World Cup but said he could be back for the mid-year tri-series in the West Indies.
The star fast bowler recently had right ankle and foot surgery after breaking down during the day-night Test against New Zealand in Adelaide last November.
Starc, 25, who spoke to reporters at the rain-hit Sydney Test against the West Indies with his right foot protected by a moon-boot, said he was uncertain about when he would return.
However, he all but ruled out playing in the T20 World Cup, starting in India on March 8.
"It's very unlikely. Everything would have to go perfectly to be any chance. I won't know until I can start doing some stuff on it," Starc said. 
"I've played probably non-stop for two years and the silver lining is I get to give the body a bit of a break and rebuild that strength.    ?AFP

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