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After a rigorous Test and a five-ODI series against England, Mitchell Starc has been given rest for the upcoming tri-nation T20 series. Starc will not feature in the T20I series against New Zealand and England; rather we will see young talent Ben Dwarshuis fill his shoes. Playing for Sydney Sixers, Dwarshuis has impressed one and all in the ongoing BBL picking 13 wickets at 23.69.

Speaking about his selection, selector Mark Waugh said: “He’s put on five or six kilometres in pace, he’s been hovering around the low 140s (kph) every game and with the bowling attack you need variety in one-day cricket. And he offers the left-arm variety. All the other bowlers are right-armers. With no Mitchell Starc there I think it’s important we have that variety.”

Dwarshuis was informed about his selection over the phone call. He told cricket.com.au, It’s a little bit surreal. I got the call this morning from Mark Waugh letting me know that I had been picked and I was a bit skeptical at first.

The tri-series will begin from February 3 at SCG in Sydney.