Main pacer Mitchell Starc on Monday gave Australia an harm scare after he grabbed his hamstring however batting mainstay Steve Smith remained hopeful that he would pull by means of a decisive closing day within the fourth Check in opposition to India right here. With India set a file goal of 328 by Australia on the Gabba, left-arm pacer Starc clutching his proper hamstring earlier than the ultimate day’s play was a trigger for concern for the house workforce. Starc appeared uncomfortable throughout his solely over of India’s second innings on the Gabba earlier than rain led to an early end to the penultimate day’s play within the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, however Smith expressed optimism that the 30-year-old could be good to go on Tuesday.
“I’m not positive (about it), to be sincere with you. Like, I noticed the identical factor, strolling again, (Mitchell) grabbing at his proper hamstring. “I am positive he’ll get assessed by the medical employees and one factor I find out about Mitchell is he is robust and he is performed by means of some accidents earlier than and received the job carried out, so he will likely be hopefully good to go tomorrow,” mentioned Smith.
The very best profitable chase in a Check at Gabba got here in 1951 when Australia ended on 236 for seven and regardless that groups batting final right here did submit massive scores lately, they didn’t lead to victories. Starc hasn’t been in one of the best of type because the four-match collection started a month in the past with the quick bowler trying menacing solely in patches. However Australians would nonetheless need the seasoned campaigner to be on the high of his sport throughout the essential closing passages of play.