Tendulkar

If Mitchell Starc has to sit out of the second Ashes test match which is to be played in Lord’s, the Australian bowling attack will get significantly weakened.

Starc is a big threat for the batsmen in English conditions, not only with his pace, but, with his swing as well.

He is one of those rare pacers going around who can make the ball move in the air at quite a bit of speed.

He had a bad ankle in Cardiff; still he cranked up good speeds and ended up as Australia’s most successful bowler there.

However, the kind of discomfort he looked in while bowling in the latter parts of the third day, one could make out that his injury was getting from bad to worse and thus, for him to pull up in only 4 days’ time, it’s unlikely.

And, knowing Australia’s philosophy, their selection committee would never pick someone who is 80 or 90% fit.

They would have probably thought of doing so if it was a One Day International, but, a test match is a different ball game.