I am very much available for UAE tour: Mitchell Starc

Melbourne: Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc, who was out of action due to a tibial bone stress reaction in his right leg, has said that he is very much available for the upcoming two-match Test series against Pakistan.

The 28-year-old, however, added that his comeback plan would keep changing depending on his recovery progress.

“I’m definitely available for selection, as long as it all goes well over the next few weeks. There are not many opportunities to play very much competitive cricket before that tour. I’m aiming to play some practice games for NSW when they’re up in Brisbane if that plan goes ahead,” Cricket.com.au quoted Starc, as saying.

“The (comeback) plan will keep changing and developing with how my progress is. At the moment I’d like to think I’m very much available for selection for that UAE tour,” he added.

The Australian bowler sustained the injury during the third Test match against South Africa at New Lands owing to which, he was ruled out of the fourth Test and had to miss 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) Season, as well.

Reflecting on his recovery process, the pacer said that his body is feeling good at the moment and he is bowling according to the plan.

“The body feels good, I’ve been bowling for three weeks,” he said.
“I think the plan is to bowl off my full run at about 85 per cent intensity,” he added.

Australia will meet Pakistan for two Test matches in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), this October.