Injury woes proceed to plague the Australian crew that’s 0-1 down within the four-Test sequence towards India, with Mitchell Starc and Cameron Green doubtful for the second Test in Delhi beginning Friday.
Both Starc and Green, together with one other member of the seam division Josh Hazlewood, had missed the primary Test in Nagpur, through which they ended up getting crushed by an innings and 132 runs inside three days.
Starc, whose final look for Australia was within the Boxing Day Test towards South Africa through which Green ended up struggling a finger damage, admitted his restoration from an damage on his bowling hand wasn’t going as shortly as he would’ve appreciated, placing his hopes of creating an look at Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium doubtful.
“It’s progressing – not as fast as I would have liked, but it’s as planned in terms of the medical stuff. There’s a few boxes to tick, but it’s on track,” Starc was quoted as telling Sydney Morning Herald on Wednesday.
The veteran left-arm pacer nonetheless, didn’t rule himself out of the Delhi Test completely, including it will come all the way down to how he feels nearer to the beginning of the match.
Green, in the meantime, confirmed indicators of discomfort throughout a nets session. The SMH report famous that the Western Australian batted for greater than an hour after bowling for about 45 minutes, however issues arose in direction of the tip of his batting apply.
The guests, who haven’t crushed Indian in a Test sequence both dwelling or away since 2014-15, have added left-arm spinner Matthew Kuhnemann to the squad following the crushing defeat in Jamtha.
If Starc, Green and Hazlewood proceed to take a seat out within the second recreation, the Pat Cummins-led aspect would possibly think about the opportunity of handing a Test debut to Kuhnemann and fielding three front-line spinners.