Mitchell Starc to be Absent for Second T20I Against Sri Lanka

Mitchell Starc to be Absent for Second T20I Against Sri Lanka

Mitchell Starc to be Absent for Second T20I Against Sri Lanka

Starc decided to pull out from the match to witness his brother tie the knot

Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc will miss the second T20I match against Sri Lanka that will be played tomorrow (October 30). Starc will attend his brother’s wedding which is why he decided to pull out from the second T20I. Billy Stanlake and Sean Abbott will be the replacements for his spot in the team. Abbott was called into the squad to replace Andrew Tye who sustained an injury.

‘Billy Stanlake's been in the squad here in Brisbane, home ground, he might get first crack. Or else you go for the more death-bowling option of Sean Abbott’, Pat Cummins said.

‘I'm really happy for Seany to get his chance. I haven't seen a lot of him over the last 12 months but everything I keep hearing not only from the New South Wales boys but from his Aussie A tour over in England was just how well he's been bowling; really good rhythm, really good control and you've seen in the Big Bash the last few years his variations’, he added.

Australia won in the first T20I match against Sri Lanka, leading 1-0 in the series. The second T20I match will be played tomorrow in Brisbane. Australia (-666.67) has the best odds to win against Sri Lanka (+480). Check out the latest cricket odds on Betwala.

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