Mitchell Starc
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Mitchell Starc, Australia’s left-arm pacer, is set to miss the second T20I against Sri Lanka to attend his brother’s marriage.

Starc took two wickets in the first T20I and returned with figures of 2-18 from his share of overs.

Australia’s T20 skipper Pat Cummins said the 27-year-old, Starc, will be replaced by either Billy Stanlake or Sean Abbott.

“Billy Stanlake’s been in the squad here, home ground, he might get first crack. Or else you go for the more death-bowling option of Sean Abbott,” quoted Cummins, as saying.

In the first T20I on Sunday, Australia registered its biggest ever T20I win as they defeated Sri Lanka by 134 runs to take a 1-0 advantage in the three-match series.

Having been asked to bat first, Australia scored a mammoth 234 runs from their quota of overs. David Warner scored his first T20I ton off just 56 balls as Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell also played blistering knocks, 64 and 62, respectively.

Chasing the target in Adelaide, Sri Lanka couldn’t even cross the 100 as they got reduced to 99/9, losing the game b 134 runs.

Australia and Sri Lanka will now face off in the second T20I in Brisbane on October 3-0, before the final T20I at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on November 1.





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