Starc was set to return to action in the first ODI vs India (X.com)
Australian pacer Mitchell Starc will not play in tomorrow’s opening ODI fixture against India, set to be played at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.
Pat Cummins, the captain of Australia, confirmed that the left-arm quick is yet to fully recover from ‘groin soreness’ which he sustained after traveling to the United Kingdom (UK) for the World Test Championship (WTC) Final and the Ashes tour.
However, Cummins is hopeful that Starc will feature in the final two ODIs against the Men in Blue.
In addition to Starc, Glenn Maxwell, who was slated to make his comeback on the international stage, will not play in the opening ODI either, confirmed the Australian skipper. The duo, as well as Cummins, were not part of the Australian squad which travelled to South Africa lately for an ODI series.