DANGER MAN: Australia's Mitchell Starc celebrates a wicket.
DANGER MAN: Australia's Mitchell Starc celebrates a wicket. Rick Rycroft

Starc back and keen to boost Test record

CRICKET: He’s the most dangerous limited-overs bowler in the world – and now Mitchell Starc will get another chance to impress in the Test arena.

The 26-year-old (pictured) will make his first appearance in the longest form of the game tomorrow night in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Pallekele after an eight-month absence, which included surgery on a troublesome ankle.

“It feels great,” Starc told media. “Having that (floating) bone taken out the back has done wonders for it.

“It’s a fantastic result and I’m looking forward to hopefully playing a much longer period of cricket now.”

While he averages 19.79 and 19.53 in ODIs and T20Is, respectively, Starc’s average of 30.58 in Tests doesn’t do justice to his talent.

And the left-armer will be Australia’s strike weapon as it sets its sights on a first series win in Asia since its previous visit to Sri Lanka in 2011.



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