Left-arm fast was struck within the nets two days earlier than Sri Lanka recreation, however educated on match eve
Starc was struck on the suitable knee by a straight drive in his observe-by throughout Australia’s Tuesday night time coaching session on the ICC Academy. He left the session with a heavy limp and in some discomfort, however was shifting with out help.
Starc educated totally on Wednesday with a compression bandage on his knee however did bat and bowl in the course of the session with medical employees persevering with to observe his bruising.
Australia have two matches in three days, as they face Sri Lanka on Thursday and England on Saturday, and administration of their quick bowling shares shall be crucial.
Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins all performed in Australia’s opening win towards South Africa in Abu Dhabi as a part of an assault with solely 4 specialist bowlers. It was the primary time all three had performed a T20I collectively, having performed six occasions collectively in T20s for Sydney Sixers in 2012, with the Sixers successful all six video games.
Alex Malcolm is an Associate Editor at ESPNcricinfo