[caption id="attachment_672250" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-672250" alt="Mitchell Starc suffered a bruised heel in Perth Test Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/starc2.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Mitchell Starc suffered a bruised heel in Perth Test Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>After <a href="www.cricketcountry.com/players/Mitchell-Starc">Mitchell Starc</a>, now<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Tim-Paine"> Tim Paine</a> has also joined the list of players who remain in limbo for a start in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/the-ashes-2017-18-200462/">Boxing Day Test</a> for Australia. It is being said that Paine did not travel with the team to Melbourne due to personal reasons. Starc suffered a bruised heel during the Perth Test. <p></p> <p></p>Speaking to media Starc said: "It won't be my choice." He was seen on crutches on Friday while arriving. Some reports also suggested that Starc could be ruled out as early as Saturday, who is highest wicket taker this series. <p></p> <p></p>Jackson Bird is most likely to take his place in the playing XI on December 26. Takling about Starc s injury former paceman Ryan Harris in a radio interview said: "I have had it. They can be quite painful. You can't hide it. You can't change anything -- the way you land or try and get around it." <p></p> <p></p>As far as Paine is concerned it is being reported that the wicketkeeper stayed back after his father-in-law suffered a stroke. Australia have regained the Ashes urn after taking a 3-0 lead and will look to complete a series clean sweep going ahead.