Australian pacer Mitchell Starc was keen to explore his bowling variations ahead of the two Twenty20′s (T20I) that lie ahead after the first T20 was washed off due to rain in Port Elizabeth. Starc was keen to get back in the Australian lineup and stated that he had his strategies marked out to every big-hitting South African batter.


The first Twenty20 international between South Africa and Australia at St George’s Park was abandoned because of rain without a ball bowled, read an AFP report.


Rain fell steadily for most of the day, although at one stage the covers were removed and the pitch was rolled while match officials and some team members looked on. But a heavy shower ended any chance of play.


The three-match series provides both teams with an opportunity to prepare for the ICC World T20 2014 in Bangladesh later this month.


The second match is scheduled for Durban on Wednesday and the final match is in Centurion on Friday.