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Mitchell Starc Knee Injury Sydney Sixers BBL Finals 2021

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Difficult fast bowler Mitchell Starc is “highly unlikely” to play for the Sydney Sixers in their BBL qualifying final on Saturday as he awaits the results of the scans on both knees.

Starc got the scans on Tuesday and champion BBL Sixers issued a statement Thursday night ahead of their 1-on-2 clash with the Perth Scorchers in Canberra.

“At this point it’s highly unlikely that Mitch will be available to play this weekend,” said the Sixers.

“The club won’t make any further comments until we clarify Mitch’s availability.

“Once the results are received, medical staff will determine his physical form and a conversation will take place between Mitch and the Sixers to assess his availability to play in one of the club’s remaining games in BBL | 10.

Starc struggled with his hamstrings in the Test Series loss to India, in which he was far from his best mortal.

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He was chosen from 19 players for the South Africa tour but former test captain Mark Taylor questioned his place in the top XI.

“You can have Starc when he’s bowling at his best, but I think we need a little subtlety in our bowling,” Taylor said. Great world of sport.

“We need someone who can swing the ball a bit, someone who can ask questions about LBW or play bowling, not always looking to bounce the beaters or get them caught behind.”


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