‘Disappointed’ Starc says dropping him for Boxing Day Test ‘right’ for team

Sydney: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc has claimed the decision to rest him for the Boxing Day Test against Sri Lanka at the MCG was right for the team although he was disappointed with it.

The young left-arm pacer is expected to return to the side for the final Test against Sri Lanka at the SCG later this week and it will be his first Test at his home ground, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Starc was philosophical about missing out on what would have been his first Boxing Day Test in Melbourne, which finished in just over two and a half days on Friday.

Starc said if the Test match went for five days the he could have ended up bowling 50 overs or 40 overs, and added that after keeping all this in mind he thinks it was the right decision for the team at the time.

Starc had said last week that he was shattered to miss the Boxing Day showdown, but he now feels the decision was right for him and the team.


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