Just when the big DRS controversy involving their skipper was looking to die down, the Australian camp has suffered another major setback.
Pace spearhead Mitchell Starc is on his way back home after fracturing his foot during the second Test in Bangalore that India won by 75 runs.
David Beakley, Australian team’s physiotherapistMitchell experienced some pain in his right foot during the second Test in Bangalore which unfortunately had not subsided a few days after the Test as we had hoped. We made the decision to scan his foot in Bangalore this morning and unfortunately it has revealed a stress fracture. Subsequently, this means Mitchell will be unavailable for the remainder of the Qantas Tour of India and will return home to Australia to start his rehabilitation.
The four-match series between India and Australia is primed at 1-1 with the next fixture slated for March 16 in Ranchi.
This is the second big injury in the travelling Aussie camp, with Mitchell Marsh also returning home after the Bangalore Test.