Mitchell Starc is ready for comeback to join his team who is out of cricket since late November due to a foot fracture. He said that he is “fit, strong and healthy”. The fast bowler is ready to play tri-series which is being played in West Indies and starting from June 3, 2016.
During his pre-departure press conference he said; “It’s been a long time coming, [I’ve been] watching a lot of cricket, so yeah, excited to get on that plane tomorrow, head off, and hopefully play a few games in the West Indies,”
Starc suffered an ankle injury in a day-night test match which Australia was playing against New Zealand. For this ankle injury he had to go for surgery. Since that time he is out of cricket and not played any game yet.
He further said “There’s no pain in the ankle or foot, so [I’ve] been really happy with it, it’s come along really well. Had a good three or four months in the gym to get a bit of size back on and I’m feeling really good. Fit, strong and ready to play some cricket.”
With the help of surgery bone spurs have been removed from his right ankle which created a problem for the fast bowler in his career. But he is hoping that they will come back again.
He also said “I guess it’s just part of fast bowling, the impact that we put through our body, especially that front foot, so yeah, taking that bit of bone out of the back is going to solve that issue and it’s felt really good in the last few months of bowling, so I’m happy with where that is. I’m sure the spurs will come back somewhere down the line, hopefully a lot longer down the line.”
When he was asked about the surrounding debate regarding day-night test matches, one of them will be played against Pakistan in the end of this year in Gabba and the other might be against South Africa in Adelaide, Starc repeated the views of his captain Steven smith and said Adelaide is probably “best suited” to host day-night test matches.