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Starc Cuts South Africa tour to Support his wife in Women’s T20I WC Finals

Mitchell Starc set to watch his wife’s play

South African fast bowler Mitchell Starc has been relieved from the ongoing Australia tour of South Africa. Australia lost in 2nd ODI and lost the ODI series to the South Africa. Starc has been allowed to leave the tour to watch wife Alyssa Healy play for Australia Women in Sunday’s Women’s T20 World Cup final against India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Once in a life time opportunity

In the ongoing women’s T20I world cup Australia beats South Africa by DLS method and paved the way for the finals. And the finals takes place between defending champion Australia and India who made their maiden entry in women’s world cup finals. As Australia lose the series to South Africa Mitchell Starc has been relieved from the squad to travel Australia to watch his wife Alyssa Healy play in finals.

Starc and Healy
Starc and Healy

‘It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance for Mitch to watch Alyssa in a home World Cup final and so we were happy to allow him to return home to support his wife and be part of a fantastic occasion,’ said head coach Justin Langer.’

It is something we have been talking about for a while and, given Mitch has had a considerable workload in all three formats this summer, his heading home a couple of days ahead of the rest of the squad means he will have a chance to refresh ahead of our home and away ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals against New Zealand that will wrap up our season.

Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc

Starc’s replacement

‘We have plenty of fast bowling options with us here in South Africa with Josh Hazlewood, Jhye Richardson and Kane Richardson all sitting out our previous match in Bloemfontein, and Mitch’s absence will offer one of them an opportunity to impress in Saturday’s match.’

Women’s T20I world cup finals

This year women’s T20I world cup seems to be special as it takes place on International Women’s day-March 8. Australia and India face for the first time in finals of the T20I world cup. After losing the Australia women’s Tri-series finals to Australia India is in keen to win this finals.

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