Knee strain, Starc to miss some matches in IPL


Mumbai: Australian speedster Mitchell Starc has been ruled out of the initial few weeks of the forthcoming Indian Premier League due to a knee niggle.

The speedster will stay in Australia for two to three weeks and will join Royal Challengers Bangalore after undergoing another medical test.

Starc, who made his debut with RCB last year, picked up 14 wickets from as many matches and conceded 7.49 per over for the Virat Kohli-led side.

The 25-year-old was in sensational form in the recently concluded ICC World Cup 2015 where he was the joint highest wicket taker (22 wickets) with Trent Boult of New Zealand and was adjudged the Man of the tournament for his superb run at cricket’s biggest extravaganza.

At an average of 10.18 and an economy rate of 3.50, Starc made life miserable for most of the batsmen.

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