Smith confident Starc will recover for SA Test series
Mitchell Starc suffered a gaping cut to his left shin while in training and had to undergo 30 stitches.
JOHANNESBURG - Australia's captain Steve Smith believes fast bowler Mitchell Starc will be ready to face South Africa in the three match test series that gets underway in November, despite suffering a gruesome injury.
Starc suffered a gaping cut to his left shin, after falling awkward and connecting with a piece of fielding equipment while going for a catch in training and had to undergo 30 stitches.
The 26-year-old has been rested for the ODI series between the Proteas and the Aussies with takes place in South Africa from 30 September and has until 3 November to recover from his injury.
Smith says he's glad Starc didn't suffer a worse blow to his leg, that could've ruled him out of action for much longer.
"I guess for Mitch, he's got not tendon damage or ligament damage, so given everything goes well over the next couple of weeks, we're confident that he'll be ready for the first test match"
The first test match takes place at the Western Australia Cricket Association Ground in Perth.