Mitchell Starc will miss the first ODI against Sri Lanka due to a finger cut in the bowling boot.
Starc got six stitches to cut off the cut on his bowling finger, which he got in the follow-through in the first over of Australia’s 10-wicket win in the first T20.
Starc bowled the rest of his spell with 3-26 figures from his four overs, including the wickets of opener Pathum Nisanka, Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chamira.
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The rules allow Stark to tap the ball with the rest of that game, but he cannot wear the tape in later games.
Xie Richardson has been added to the ODI squad, originally for the T20s only. He has been replaced by Nathan McAndrew, who will travel from the United Kingdom to Sri Lanka where he plays county cricket for Warwickshire.
A second blow to a fast bowler’s finger on this tour. Shaun Abbott was sent home after breaking a bone in a net bowler’s injury in training.
The last T20 will be held in Kandy on Saturday night. The first of five ODIs will be played at the same venue on Tuesday evening (AEST).
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