"Starcy's pulled up pretty well this morning and said he's ready to go," Smith told reporters at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). "I'll have a good hit and a good catch today and I'll be fine tomorrow. I love batting out here at the SCG, it's my home ground and I've made a few good scores. The side was confirmed after Australia's training session with Starc returning in place of Jackson Bird, who laboured as a stand-in on an Melbourne Cricket Ground pitch rated as "poor" by the governing International Cricket Council. Also read Ashes: International Cricket Council confirms MCG poor pitch ratingTeamSteve Smith (captain), David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine (wicketkeeper), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.
Source: dna January 03, 2018 05:37 UTC