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There has been talk in cricket circles those bans could be reviewed now Cricket Australia chairman David Peever has been torpedoed.
- Starc could not fault the spirits of Smith, who trained with the Blues ahead of their Shield match against Queensland in Canberra on Friday.
- As for Starc, who remains one of the most devastating Twenty20 bowlers on the planet – Kolkata stumped up nearly $2 million at last year’s auction for his services – he was happy to miss the T20 internationals for Australia in order to tune-up for the Indian Test series via Shield cricket.
- The last time Starc, Cummins and Josh hazlewood pulled on the baggy blue, they thumped Western Australia by 171 runs, with the lanky left-armer jagging two historic hat-tricks to end both innings.
- Starc knows the bowlers need to balance their workloads, and while the Indian series awaits, the 28-year-old also has one eye on the World Cup as well as the Ashes.
- If I don’t play IPL next year it’s a good opportunity to freshen up for a massive six months of cricket in the UK as well.”