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Australia captain to miss internationals due to shoulder injury

Australia captain Mitchell Starc is set to miss three months after suffering a shoulder injury during Australia’s recent series with Bangladesh.

The 26-year-old has suffered the injury in the series opener against the home team in Perth, and has been unable to practise in the lead-up to the next one, in Dhaka.

“Mitchell is doing extremely well,” Australia coach Darren Lehmann said.

“He is feeling better and we are hoping he will be available to play in the next game.”

He will have a few days off and the team will be back at full strength for the second Test against New Zealand on October 19.

“We need to have a plan for the rest of the series to be very good,” Lehmann told reporters on Friday morning.

“I don’t want to say too much more, but I think he is ready for this.”

The injury is a blow to Australia’s cricket in Bangladesh, with the Test series having been delayed to give the team more time to recover.

“It’s definitely disappointing.

It’s one of those things that we have to do what we can, but it’s certainly disappointing,” Lehman said.

The Test series has been delayed due to the shoulder injury, which has sidelined Starc for over three months.

The loss of Starc will have an impact on the team’s chances of reaching the next Test in Bangladesh.

“The loss will be big for us, but obviously it’s a great thing to be able to play with Mitchell and play with [vice-captain] David Warner,” Lehmen said.

“He’s been our captain and it’s great to have him back.

We have a good team there and they’re really hungry to play.”

And it’s good to be playing with them and to have Mitchell back is great for us.

“Starc is Australia’s second-highest wicket-taker in Tests, behind Chris Gayle, and the second-best wicketkeeper in the competition behind Brendon McCullum, who has bowled more than 50 overs in every Test so far.”

A big blow, definitely, to our bowling,” said Starc, who bowled his first two Tests of the second series.”

But obviously I’m happy to play, and hopefully I can come back stronger and hopefully get back to 100 [run-rate] pretty quickly.

I’m confident I can get there.”AAP/ABC

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Australia captain to miss internationals due to shoulder injury

Australia captain Mitchell Starc is set to miss three months after suffering a shoulder injury during Australia’s recent series with Bangladesh.

The 26-year-old has suffered the injury in the series opener against the home team in Perth, and has been unable to practise in the lead-up to the next one, in Dhaka.

“Mitchell is doing extremely well,” Australia coach Darren Lehmann said.

“He is feeling better and we are hoping he will be available to play in the next game.”

He will have a few days off and the team will be back at full strength for the second Test against New Zealand on October 19.

“We need to have a plan for the rest of the series to be very good,” Lehmann told reporters on Friday morning.

“I don’t want to say too much more, but I think he is ready for this.”

The injury is a blow to Australia’s cricket in Bangladesh, with the Test series having been delayed to give the team more time to recover.

“It’s definitely disappointing.

It’s one of those things that we have to do what we can, but it’s certainly disappointing,” Lehman said.

The Test series has been delayed due to the shoulder injury, which has sidelined Starc for over three months.

The loss of Starc will have an impact on the team’s chances of reaching the next Test in Bangladesh.

“The loss will be big for us, but obviously it’s a great thing to be able to play with Mitchell and play with [vice-captain] David Warner,” Lehmen said.

“He’s been our captain and it’s great to have him back.

We have a good team there and they’re really hungry to play.”

And it’s good to be playing with them and to have Mitchell back is great for us.

“Starc is Australia’s second-highest wicket-taker in Tests, behind Chris Gayle, and the second-best wicketkeeper in the competition behind Brendon McCullum, who has bowled more than 50 overs in every Test so far.”

A big blow, definitely, to our bowling,” said Starc, who bowled his first two Tests of the second series.”

But obviously I’m happy to play, and hopefully I can come back stronger and hopefully get back to 100 [run-rate] pretty quickly.

I’m confident I can get there.”AAP/ABC