Ashes 2013: Mitchell Starc confident of keeping Australia alive

Mitchell Starc, who played in the first Test at Trent Bridge, was dropped for the Lord’s Test. He is hoping to make a return for the third Test after James Pattinson was ruled out due to injury © Getty Images

Jul 29, 2013

Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc is confident of keeping Australia alive in the ongoing Ashes series with his left-arm swing, if the selectors pick him to fill the spot left vacant by James Pattinson due to injury.

“I’ve got that point of difference with the left-arm. You’ve just got to do what you can to take wickets and perform in the game and let the selections take care of themselves,” he said.

“You never want to miss a game at all. It’s always a little bit disappointing to miss out on any game of cricket but it was my turn to miss out I guess,” he said, as reported by Sydney Morning Herald.

“I just have to do everything I can to get myself ready.”

Starc had a slow start in the Trent Bridge Test but finished with five wickets in the match. Yet, he was dropped for the Lord’s Test.

In Australia’s tour match against Sussex at Hove, Starc found his rhythm again. He and Jackson Bird are set to fight it out to make it to the squad for the third Test starting on Thursday.