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Starc injured, O’Keefe dropped for Australian Test squad to Bangladesh

  • Mitchell Starc to miss pre-Ashes tour of Bangladesh with foot injury
  • Steve O’Keefe dropped as Ashton Agar and Hilton Cartwright return

Australia have suffered a major setback ahead of this year’s Ashes, with Mitchell Starc to miss the Test tour of Bangladesh because of the same foot injury that had forced him to return home in March from India.

Australia have named a 13-man squad for the two-Test series that starts on August 27. Steve O’Keefe was discarded in favour of fellow left-arm spinner Ashton Agar, while allrounder Hilton Cartwright and paceman James Pattinson were recalled.

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