South Africa vs Australia: Mitchell Starc misses 4th Test due to stress fracture; set to skip IPL 2018

Australia's injury-prone fast bowler Mitchell Starc was on Friday ruled out of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) due to a stress fracture in his right leg, dealing a blow to his franchise Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) prospects.

PTI, Mar 30, 2018 14:47:15 IST

New Delhi: Australia's injury-prone fast bowler Mitchell Starc was on Friday ruled out of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) due to a stress fracture in his right leg, dealing a blow to his franchise Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) prospects.

The pacer was also ruled out of the fourth and final Test against South Africa, which started in Johannesburg on Friday.

File image of Australia pacer Mitchell Starc. Reuters

File image of Australia pacer Mitchell Starc. Reuters

"Mitchell Starc has a 'tibial bone stress in his right leg'. He will return home for further assessment after the Test and will miss the IPL," Cricket Australia (CA) tweeted.

The left-arm pacer was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 9.4 crore at the IPL auction in January, but will not take place in the lucrative tournament this season now.

Starc was replaced for the final Test against South Africa by South Australias Chadd Sayers and will fly home after the series for further injury investigation and assessment.

Updated Date: Mar 30, 2018 14:47:15 IST







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