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Australia gets big Ashes boost as Mitchell Starc is set to make return from injury

Mitchell Starc's recovery can boost Australia's chances in the Ashes
Mitchell Starc's recovery can boost Australia's chances in the Ashes
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Australia's pace attack for the upcoming Ashes got a welcome boost with Mitchell Starc recovering from a foot injury.

Assistant coach, David Saker has confirmed that Starc and Josh Hazelwood are set to make their return in the domestic cups after their injury lay-offs.

The express bowler has been sidelined after sustaining the foot injury during the ICC Champions Trophy in England earlier this June.

The duo will be joined by fellow speedster Pat Cummins.

"Whether the fast bowlers play all three of those we'll wait and see," Saker told reporters. "Three Shield games to shape the Australian team, it's going to be good for everybody.

"Josh Hazlewood is on track to play the first test. Mitchell Starc's going really well and Patty's obviously flying."

However, doubts remain over Victorian pacer James Pattinson’s fitness, who is yet to recover from his back injury.

“Three of them we know are on track, but Pattinson’s had a little bit of a setback. We’re not sure how bad it is.”

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