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Injury rules Starc out of fourth Test and IPL

Mar 30, 2018: A "tibial bone stress in his right leg" has ruled Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc out of the fourth Test against South Africa, and the IPL starting April 7 in Mumbai

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South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town

Starc fit as Smith seeks a game-changer

Mar 21, 2018: Australia's captain, meanwhile, has looked notably assertive with the bat in net sessions this week, and reckons himself to be hitting the ball far better than at any stage during his prolific Ashes summer

Daniel Brettig in Cape Town

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town

Rabada reprieve adds spice to simmering contest

Mar 21, 2018: South Africa will be buoyed by the availability of No. 1 Test bowler Kagiso Rabada while Australia hope to have Mitchells Starc and Marsh fit

The Preview by Brydon Coverdale

Australia in South Africa 2018

Mitchell Starc troubled by sore calf

Mar 19, 2018: While Mitchell Marsh did bowl overs at half-pace as he recovered from a groin strain, a calf complaint for Starc is a concern given that he has just had numerous days to shake off residual niggles from the first two Tests

Daniel Brettig in Cape Town

Australia tour of South Africa 2018

Starc reveals conflict over Smith instructions on de Villiers

Mar 16, 2018: The Australia fast bowler said his captain had told him to take a highly negative approach in his bowling to AB de Villiers during the Port Elizabeth Test

Daniel Brettig

Australia tour of South Africa 2018

Starc's swing puts South Africa in reverse

Mar 6, 2018: The last time Australia toured South Africa, Dale Steyn's old-ball skills decided the second Test in Port Elizabeth. Similarly slow and abrasive conditions can be expected this time around, but it is the visitors who now have the best exponents of reverse

Daniel Brettig in Durban

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 4th day

Starc, Hazlewood swing Australia to 118-run win

Mar 5, 2018: Starc misses out on hat-trick but South Africa's resistance lasts 22 balls on the fifth and final day at Durban

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 4th day

New Australia, same old hostility

Mar 4, 2018: The 'pack of dogs' that Faf du Plessis spoke of four years ago was back in full force at Kingsmead, 'headbutting the line' in a manner more reminiscent of Zinedine Zidane than Jonny Bairstow

Daniel Brettig in Durban

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 4th day

South Africa take fight to fifth day with Australia one wicket away

Mar 4, 2018: Aiden Markram led a spirited batting performance with a masterful 143, but Mitchell Starc's 4 for 74 left Australia on the verge of a series lead

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 2nd day

Five-star Starc builds on M Marsh 96 to secure big lead

Mar 2, 2018: Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon systematically dismantled South Africa's batting order on the second day in Durban to give Australia a 189-run lead

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia in South Africa 2017-18

Dangerous nostalgia at heart of rivalry

Feb 28, 2018: South Africa's Test battles with Australia have been reliably hard-fought. But an overdue victory on home soil is important to the hosts for numerous reasons

Daniel Brettig in Durban

Australia in South Africa 2017-18

Starc's chance to make South African mark

Feb 26, 2018: He has never played red-ball cricket in the country, but after some time off recovering from a heel injury, he is raring to go

Daniel Brettig in Johannesburg

Australia v England, 2nd ODI, Brisbane

All-round Root stars as England take 2-0 lead

Jan 19, 2018: England's spinners - including Joe Root - played a starring role to help set-up victory before half-centuries from Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales launched the chase

The Report by Daniel Brettig

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 5th day

Smith bats for Bancroft after Ashes win

Jan 8, 2018: Steven Smith also spoke about the importance of keeping Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins together when the Ashes were up for grabs

Daniel Brettig in Sydney

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney

Australia reminded of Starc reality

Jan 4, 2018: Australia are not the same team without a 100% fit Mitchell Starc - and that includes when Starc is actually playing

Daniel Brettig at Sydney

England v Australia, 5th Test, Sydney

Starc gets SCG wish but ODI rest looms

Jan 3, 2018: Mitchell Starc has been passed fit for the SCG Test, but his captain Steven Smith says Australia are mindful of the need to keep the left-arm quick fit for the South Africa tour

Daniel Brettig in Sydney

The Ashes 2017-18

Starc firming to play in Sydney 'Pink' Test

Jan 2, 2018: Former spearhead Glenn McGrath, however, prefers that Australia play the left-arm quick only if he is "100% fit"

Daniel Brettig in Sydney

Australia v England, The Ashes 2017-18, 4th Test, Melbourne

Starc pulls out of MCG Test with verbal bouncer for England

Dec 24, 2017: While withdrawing from the MCG Test with a bruised heel, Mitchell Starc shot back at England's suggestion of lack of depth in Australia's bowling resources

Daniel Brettig in Melbourne

The Ashes 2017-18

Starc injury 'can drag on a long time' - Cummins

Dec 23, 2017: Pat Cummins, who suffered an injury similar to the one Mitchell Starc is carrying, says the nature of the bruised heel makes it a difficult one for the team management and medical staff to assess

Daniel Brettig

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 5th day

Starc decision needed after Smith's tears of joy

Dec 18, 2017: Steven Smith is desperate to complete a 5-0 whitewash over England but there could be a tricky decision to make over the fitness of Mitchell Starc

Daniel Brettig in Perth
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