Mitchell Starc on Monday gave Australia great fear of injury as he was seen tightening his hamstrings after bowling a little more in India’s second round on day 4 of the test underway against India in Brisbane. The left arm stimulator grabbed his right hamstring on the one out he played before the rain played up the spoiler again and forced an early end to the game at Gabba.
In the event that Mitchell Starc is left out of action for the final day, Australia will find themselves with three stimulators – Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Cameron Green – as they try to win the series and claim the Border Trophy – Gavaskar for the first time. since 2017. The hosts must take the ten Indian wickets while defending 324 to clinch the series.
The way India has performed so far under the pressure of the tour, Australia know they will need their experienced rhythm spearhead on the final day of the series. And Steve Smith is hoping Mitchell Starc will be fit to play on Tuesday. The Australian batting star, however, did not reveal much about the stimulator injury while speaking to the media after today’s game.
“I saw the same go back – he was grabbing his right hamstring, I think he was, so I’m sure he will be evaluated by the medical staff. One thing I know about Mitchell is that he’s tough and has suffered injuries before and got the job done, so he’ll hopefully be ready to go tomorrow. Smith said.
Earlier in Matchday 4, Australia won 294 points in their second set, setting a goal of 328 for India. The visitors played 1.5 overs and scored 4 points without losing a wicket before the rain stopped playing. The weather forecast for the last day is also not very promising as there is a chance of rain in Brisbane.
The four-game streak is currently locked at 1-1. In the event that the series ends on the same score line, India will keep the famous trophy.