Mitchell Starc is set to return to competitive cricket after a long lay off as he prepares to play in the JLT One-Day Cup game between New South Wales and South Australia.
Starc last played for Australia in the Champions Trophy in England, where Australia suffered two no results due to rain and one loss before bowing out of the tournament after the group stage.
“Barring any hiccups, I’ll be taking part in the JLT Cup and hopefully those first couple of Shield games as well,” said Starc.
“It’s first-class cricket hopefully on some Test venues. It’s probably a better lead-in than most of the last few summers where we’ve had one Shield game, two at tops. The last few times I’ve been injured I’ve been rushed back too early for tournaments,” Starc added.
NSW will hope Starc’s inclusion will give them the shot in the arm needed to dominate the competition. They next play South Australia in Sydney on Friday (October 6).