Perth hero Mitchell Starc expects to be dropped in Adelaide

Mitchell Starc said he would be very surprised if Australia play four quicks in Adelaide Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Perth: Jan 14, 2012

Mitchell Starc, who played a major role in bringing the downfall of the famed Indian top-order by claiming the golden wicket of Sachin Tendulkar, said he still expects to be axed for the next Test.

With selectors likely to recall spinner Nathan Lyon for the slower Adelaide Oval track Starc feels he will be dropped.

“I d be very, very surprised if they play four quicks in Adelaide, I think out of the four of us here I d be the one to go for a spinner,” Starc was quoted saying in Herald Sun.

“I m happy to take that if Australia get a win up as well.

“I m just going to have to keep working at my game. There s a lot to go, I m still learning.

“I m just cherishing every game I get for Australia, it s pretty special.”

The 21-year-old left-armer produced an outstanding delivery to trap Tendulkar on the crease for just eight runs, and while the veteran was clearly unhappy with the decision replays showed the ball would have hit the stumps.

“With no DRS (Decision Review System) it was out, he s not coming back,” said Starc, who spent time working on his action with Pakistan great Wasim Akram before this Test.