Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 05:32:13 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Hazlewood and I have to work harder to find a place: Starc

photo by

By Agency
11th-Aug-2019       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Mitchell Starc, the Australian pacer, welcomed the jostling for places in the bowling unit after he and Josh Hazlewood had to sit out of the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston. The pace trio of Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle and James Pattinson bowled with discipline and penetration, while Nathan Lyon ran through England's batting order in the second essay as Australia took a 1-0 lead in the Ashes with a comfortable 251-run win.
Incidentally, Starc had taken a 10-wicket haul for the match against Sri Lanka in Canberra, earlier in the year. However, Australia have looked at tinkering with their bowling combinations based on conditions during the ongoing tour of England. "We're here to win the Ashes," Starc said on Friday. "We're not just here to make it on the park. We want to win this Ashes. Whether that's a different bowling attack each game, or the same through five Test matches, it's pretty exciting. It makes Josh and I have to work that bit harder to try and make it back as well, which I think you want from a whole squad," he added.
Starc was also happy for his teammate, Pattinson, who returned to the Test arena after a gap of more than three years. The fiery fast bowler has been laid low by a string of career-threatening back injuries. In October 2017, the Australian camp decided that the pacer would undergo a spinal surgery in a bid to fix the issue. The surgery involved grafting from the paceman's hip in order to add it to the vertebrae with screws.
"It's awesome to see Jimmy (Pattinson) back after what he's been through and I guess similarly what Pat Cummins has been through previously. It's a while ago now but to have those guys back fit and firing... it was fantastic to see him (Pattinson) playing Test cricket again. Having his body let him down and to come back and play Test cricket again was pretty special.
"He's someone who Josh and I have grown up playing with and against, it was great to see him out there. 'Sidds' has done the hard work and made it back. I think that's really exciting from a bowling point of view, that we're all a really close set of mates. To see your mates work it back and pull on the Baggy Green again and perform so well in the Test match, that's exciting for us," Starc noted.
The pacer, who picked up the most wickets in the just-concluded World Cup, also said that Australia have the required variety in their bowling unit to adapt to different climes.
"We've got a couple of a bit more aggressive guys, a couple of holders there that build pressure and take wickets that way and a couple of guys that are probably a hybrid of both. We're quite a well-rounded attack and then you throw in Nathan Lyon, who just knows how to get it done in all conditions. We're prepared for all conditions whether it be flat, green, seaming, swinging, slow, fast. Again, it's exciting to have everyone up and firing and plenty to choose from."

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Killing by police and filing case against five thousand people are not solutions


At least four people were killed and more than a hundred others injured on Tuesday as religious men clashed with police in Bhola's Borhanuddin upazila over a hate conversation spread through Facebook and messenger. At one stage of the clash that broke out around 10:30am, law enforcers had to fire ...

Football »

'Gentle giant' Lukaku thriving at Inter Milan after Man United flop


AFP, Milan :Italian coach Antonio Conte has made his "gentle giant" Romelu Lukaku the focus of Inter Milan's attack this season where the striker has found his scoring touch again after leaving Manchester United.The Belgian got off the mark in his first league match against Lecce and has since scored ...

Football »

Sheffield United beat Arsenal 1-0 in Premier League


AP, Sheffield :Arsenal slumped to a 1-0 loss at promoted Sheffield United on Monday in the Premier League, upping the pressure on coach Unai Emery after another performance void of creativity and flair.Lys Mousset took advantage of poor defending from a corner to tap in from close range in the ...

City »

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressing a discussion at Krishibid Institution, Bangladesh in the city's Khamarbari on Tuesday marking National Safe Road Day.


International »

Trump says ‘small’ number of US troops remain in Syria


AFP, Washington :President Donald Trump said Monday that a "small" number of U.S. troops will remain in Syria amid blistering criticism from lawmakers in both parties who have denounced his previous decision to withdraw American forces."I'm trying to get out of wars. We may have to get in wars, too," ...

International »

Netanyahu fails to form govt before deadline, opportunity for rival


AP, Jerusalem :Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informed Israel's president Monday he could not form a new government following deadlocked September elections, making way for his opponent Benny Gantz to try.The decision was an important defeat for Netanyahu as he seeks to continue his tenure as Israel's longest-serving prime minister, but ...

National »

PANCHBIBI (Joypurhat): Farmers at Joypurhat passing busy time preparing fields for potato cultivation. This snap was taken from Gangaprosad village yesterday.


Business & Economy »

Mohammad Ali, DMD of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited, speaking at a View Exchange & Discussion meeting of Rural Development Scheme (RDS), organized by Rajshahi Zone of the bank at its Pabna Branch premises on Saturday. Md. Kawsar ul Alam, Rajshahi Zonal head, M Jubayer Azam Halali, EVP of the bank and local elites were also present.


Entertainment »

Pooja Zunjar, new born baby die as family fails to get ambulance


Pooja Zunjar, a 25-year-old Marathi actress, and her newborn baby died within hours of birth in Maharashtra's Hingoli district on Sunday due to the unavailability of an ambulance.  Relatives of the deceased actress claimed - she would have been alive had they managed to get an ambulance in time.  The ...

Editorial »

Government has to take blame for mismanagement in WASA


The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Undertakings has expressed utmost dissatisfaction over Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority for its failure in providing safe drinking water to citizens, dealing with the waterlogging problem and alleged widespread corruption of its officials. The JS body asked the Dhaka WASA managing director to ...

Cricket »

Rashid taken with first pick in Hundred draft as Gayle misses out


Afghanistan star Rashid Khan became the first player selected in The Hundred draft, but West Indies legend Chris Gayle wasn't selected for next year's tournament.Rashid has enjoyed a superb start to his international career, with 81 wickets at 12.03 in Twenty20 making him ideal for the new eight-team UK-based competition ...

Sports »

Andy Murray jokes 'I need to get back on the road' after European Open win


Andy Murray said he would reassess his goals after a "surprise" win at the European Open, and joked that he needed to get back on tour to stop his family growing too large.The Scot, 32, had hip surgery in January and won his first title in two years in Antwerp ...

Entertainment »

Faria in new TVC after two years


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Viewers’ choice model and actress Faria Shahrin has returned to country few days ago after completing Honours in Media Marketing from Asia Pacific University of Malaysia. According to her, from now she will remain in country and will work in media regularly. She has already started work. ...

International »

Beijing says no one can stop Taiwan ‘reunification’


AFP, Beijing :China's defence minister made an uncompromising call Monday for the "reunification" of Taiwan with the mainland, telling a high level defence forum that the process was something "no force" could stop.Self-ruled Taiwan is viewed by China as a renegade province which will eventually be unified with the mainland, ...

International »

US troops in Syria heading to Iraq, not home as Trump claims


AP, Kabul :While President Donald Trump insists he's bringing home Americans from "endless wars" in the Mideast, his Pentagon chief says all U.S. troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq and the American military will continue operations against the Islamic State group.They aren't coming home and the United States ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news