Australia premium pace bowler Mitchell Starc has confirmed he is available for the upcoming two-match test series against Pakistan.
The 28-year-old has been sidelined due to a tibial bone stress reaction in his right leg.
However, he added that his comeback plan would keep altering depending on his recovery. In a statement, he said, “I’m definitely available for selection, as long as it goes all over the next few weeks. There are not many opportunities to play very much competitive cricket before that tour. I’m aiming to play some practice games for NSW when they’re up in Brisbane if that plan goes ahead,” Australian cricket media quoted Starc as saying.
“The (comeback) plan will keep changing and developing with how my progress is. At the moment I’d like to think I’m very much available for selection for that UAE tour,” Starc added.
The Aussie pacer sustained the injury during the 3rd Test against SA at Newlands earlier this year. It also prevented him from playing in IPL 2018.
On his recovery, he said that he is feeling good at the moment and is bowling as per plan.
“The body feels good, I’ve been bowling for three weeks,” he said.
“I think the plan is to bowl off my full run at about 85 percent intensity,” he added.
Australia will play a two-match test series against Pakistan in UAE this October.
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