Pacer Mitchell Starc confirmed on Tuesday that he will not be playing for Sydney Sixers in the upcoming Big Bash League (BBL) final. There has been speculation about Starc’s entry into the final of the tournament, but the pacer has cleared the air to put an end to all the rumors. “The guys have done so well this year and I think it’s in everyone’s interest to stay with the guys who worked so hard to get to this point. I’ve always felt part of the club and I support them. them for another big win on Saturday night, Starc said in an official statement.
Sydney Sixers’ head coach Greg Shipperd had said on Monday that the team is considering playing Mitchell Starc in the Big Bash League (BBL) final, but the final call will be made once it has been decided whether the pacer is fit or not.
“We’re still trying to evaluate the final results of all those scans. There were delays due to the Australia Day weekend turning into a four-day break, so that information came a little later than we would have liked.”, “Shipperd told Big. Sports Breakfast said, as reported by cricket.com.au.
“That is a job for us in the coming days, that is to really get it out and reach Mitch to see how he is doing and make those choices later in the week.”
“Just like last year it was an absolute bonus for the group to have Steve Smith and Josh Hazlewood walk through the door.
“If possible, we will certainly consider it strongly,” he added.
Starc had signed for Sydney Sixers in November 2020 with the aim of playing the last few games of the BBL season.
However, those plans were not fulfilled when Starc scanned the hamstring injury he sustained during the four-game test series against India.
Sixers had secured a place in the BBL Final after beating the Perth Scorchers in Qualifier. As a result, Sydney Sixers was also given the right to host the final at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
The Sixers have already welcomed Test squad members Moises Henriques and Sean Abbott into the backend of the season.
The BBL final will be played on February 6 in the SCG.
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