Australia bowler Mitchell Starc to have operation, doubtful for T20 World Cup

  • Paceman suffering to undergo surgery on troublesome ankle
  • Start of T20 World Cup on 11 March could come too early for him

Mitchell Starc is in doubt for Australia’s T20 World Cup campaign with the fast bowler to undergo ankle surgery. Cricket Australia on Thursday confirmed the left-armer, whose injury has ruled him out from the current Test series against the West Indies, has met with specialists and will go under the knife.

“We believe the best course of action would be for Mitchell to have the surgery for his ankle impingement now while he is currently laid off with the stress fracture in his foot,” team physiotherapist David Beakley said.

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