Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Starc has revealed that he aims to make a comeback from his foot injury, during the ICC Champions Trophy which starts in June. Starc injured his foot midway through the four-match Test series between India and Australia.
Starc now is planning to make a comeback during the ICC Champions Trophy in June, which will be a huge boost to Australia’s chances of lifting the tournament.
Speaking to FOX Sports, Starc revealed, “It’s OK, it’s not snapped in half like the one 18 months ago. I did the third metatarsal last time, this one is the fourth. It’s a nice fracture, but it’s not displaced so I don’t need a boot, fortunately. So I’m still in the gym and getting ready for when I do come back. When that might be, I see the specialist on Thursday and hopefully, I’ll get a clearer picture then. But the Champions Trophy is definitely not out of the picture at this time.”
Starc also praised the efforts of the Australian team during their ongoing tour of India. “Shows how we are as a group and the Indians have come hard, it’s almost a defence mechanism for them. We won the first Test match, we (were there) for the challenge, they were scared of us beating them in India, the way they’ve been playing. So it was almost like a defence mechanism for them and they obviously came out in the second Test match and performed really, really well and got back in (the series).”
If Starc manages to make a comeback in time for the ICC Champions Trophy, it will infinitely increase Australia’s chance of winning the tournament as he is widely regarded as the premier fast bowler in the world. It was on the back of Starc’s efforts that Australia managed to win the 2015 ICC World Cup.