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Starc out of India tour with ‘substantial’ muscle tear

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Australia’s Mitchell Starc has been put on the sidelines due to a “substantial” injury. (Reuters pic)

SYDNEY: Pace spearhead Mitchell Starc was on Thursday ruled out of Australia’s Twenty20 and one-day tour of India with a “substantial” muscle tear, joining fellow quick bowler Josh Hazlewood on the sidelines.

Australia play two T20s and five ODIs against the Indians from later this month as part of an important build-up to their World Cup title defence in England this year.

But they will be doing so with a depleted attack.

Starc, man-of-the-match after collecting 10 wickets in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Canberra this week, will miss the series.

Hazlewood remains sidelined as he recovers from a back injury picked up in Australia’s Test series loss to India….

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