Mitchell Starc made a successful return from injury by helping Australia to a six-wicket victory over West Indies on Sunday.
Having last played for Australia in November last year, Starc made a welcome return to the Australian side by taking a wicket in his first over when he dismissed West Indies opener Andre Fletcher, who sliced an angled ball to Glenn Maxwell at backward point. The game might have been dominated by the Australian spinners but it was the contribution of the sides’ fast-bowling spearhead that will have pleased the coaching staff the most.
The bowler who was named Player of the Tournament during last year’s World Cup, showed glimpses of his brilliance during his nine-over spell from which he claimed figures of 2-37 at an economy of 4.11.
Starc has put his hand up as one of the players to watch in the tournament, and the Proteas will be wary of the threat the Australian bowler poses, when the sides clash on Tuesday.