Openers and Starc worry Australia
A malfunctioning top order and an injury to Mitchell Starc are Australia’s major worries after a hefty defeat to Pakistan in the second ODI in Abu Dhabi. Matthew Wade was dismissed cheaply and David Warner scratched around ineffectually as the tourists slipped to 87 for 4, having been 67 for 4 in the first match of the series in Sharjah.
Starc complained of a side/chest injury when Australia were in the field, and is now an unlikely starter for the series-deciding match in Sharjah. His absence would likely mean an ODI debut for Alister McDermott.
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