The Sydney Morning Herald – Mitchell Starc’s Boxing Day Test curse has continued after the left-arm pace ace was ruled out due to injury on Sunday.

Summary

  • Mitchell Starc’s Boxing Day Test curse has continued after the left-arm pace ace was ruled out due to injury on Sunday.
  • Starc, who made his Test debut in 2011, has played only once on Boxing Day, which is one of the biggest days on Australia’s cricket calendar.
  • “It’s still a bit off limits those jokes around Boxing Day, he’s been unlucky,” fellow paceman Josh Hazlewood said on Sunday.
  • Starc’s misfortune is good news for Bird, who has endured a frustrating run of near misses over the past 18 months.
  • Bird has featured in only three of 18 Tests since playing a pivotal part in Australia regaining the No.1 ranking in New Zealand early last year.


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