Melbourne, August 4
Left-arm Australian pacer Mitchell Starc would not remorse giving the IPL a miss this yr, saying he’s comfy coaching for the upcoming summer time season.
Starc had pulled out of the cash-rich league to concentrate on the T20 World Cup in Australia which was postponed final month as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
“I know hindsight is a wonderful thing and now the IPL is on at a different time but no, I wouldn’t change it,” the 30-year-old, who performed for Royal Challengers Bangalore for 2 years, was quoted as saying by Cricket.com.au.
“I’m completely satisfied to spend that point when the blokes are on the IPL in September… I’ll be preparing for a summer time,” stated Starc.
“The IPL will be around next year and if I feel the urge or people want me around I’ll definitely consider it, but as of this year I’m very comfortable with the decisions I’ve made.”
Starc was purchased by Kolkata Knight Riders within the 2018 IPL public sale however was dominated out of the season as a result of an damage and was finally launched in November.
The speedster is presently coaching along with his New South Wales teammates and ready for a affirmation for Australia’s white-ball tour of the UK.
“It’s still very much up in the air which is the way of the world at the moment. It’s changing day by day. We’re having weekly meetings about the challenges of the tour and where this all sits. We’ve got another one on Thursday to see if there’s any progressions on that,” he stated.
“All the players are preparing to play and planning to go. It’s now up to Cricket Australia and the government on both sides as to whether we jump on that plane. In terms of the cricket, we’ll just get ready for the series.”
Australia’s tour of England comprising three T20s and as many ODIs is scheduled to start on September 4, pending clearance. PTI