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The Ashes: Shane Warne makes huge claim, wants Mitchell Starc dropped for 1st Test at Gabba

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The Ashes: Shane Warne wants out of form Mitchell Starc dropped – Former Australian spinner Shane Warne has made a bold call of asking the team management to drop Mitchell Starc when the hosts take on England at the Gabba in the first Ashes Test. Warne was critical of the lef-arm seamer’s form in the build up to the series after he struggled in the home series against India and at the T20 World Cup. Follow Insidesport.in for Ashes 2021-22 LIVE updates.

The Ashes: Shane Warne wants Mitchell Starc dropped for Gabba Test, says game “too important”

Shane Warne has expressed his concerns surrounding the form of Mitchell Starc as Australia continue their preparations for the upcoming Ashes 2021-22 against England. Starc picked up only 11 wickets in four matches at an average of 40.72 against India earlier this year ane his form at the T20 World Cup was also dismal to say the least.

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Warne has long been critical of the 31-year-old, and believes young Jhye Richardson should be named in the playing XI. Australia’s leading wicket taker in Tests, Warne said, “He (Lyon) had a poor summer last year, so did Mitchell Starc. He (Starc) needs to find a bit of rhythm and some form.

He added, “He had a really poor World Cup. He’s just not bowling well enough. It’s too important at the Gabba. I’m all for Jhye Richardson (replacing Starc in the team). “

The Ashes: Shane Warne wants Mitchell Starc dropped for Gabba Test, says game “too important

Starc has time and again proved his critics wrong in his 61 Test career, picking up 255 wickets in the whites. However x his form and preparation for the Ashes have not been up to scratch, with very less red ball practice afforded to the entire squad.

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The Australian squad were set to play a three-day warm up game with the A team in Queensland, but the match looks extremely unlikely to happen due to wet weather conditions. Starc last played red ball cricket during the Sheffield Shield, while his international action dates back to India’s tour Down Under.

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