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Mitchell Starc out of final 2 India tests with foot fracture


              Australia's Mitchell Starc, left, smiles at India's Abhinav Mukund, center, after a six was hit on his delivery during the third day of...

Australia's Mitchell Starc, left, smiles at India's Abhinav Mukund, center, after a six was hit on his delivery during the third day of...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc won't play in the remaining two cricket tests against India due to a stress fracture in his right foot.

Cricket Australia physiotherapist David Beakley said in a statement Friday that Starc experienced pain in his right foot during the second test in Bangalore "which unfortunately had not subsided a few days after the test as we had hoped ... we made the decision to scan his foot in Bangalore this morning and unfortunately it has revealed a stress fracture."

Beakley said Starc would return to Australia for treatment and rehabilitation.

Cricket Australia said it would name a replacement player in the next few days. The series is level at 1-1.


Updated : 2020-12-04 01:46 GMT+08:00