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Melbourne: Australian pacer Mitchell Starc, who sustained a pectoral injury during their recently concluded Test series against Sri Lanka, is hoping to make international return during his side one-day tour of UAE, next month. The 29-year-old, who will be missing Australia’s tour to India, said that if rehabilitation went as per his plans then he would be available for the UAE tour.

The UAE is around the 15th of March so if all goes to plan I should be pretty sweet to be available for that one. Obviously the boys go to India, hopefully, it’s a good tour for them there. I don’t think I’ll be ready for any stage of that, Cricket.com.au quoted Starc, as saying.

So it’s up to the rehab group and the selectors and see how the rest of this summer goes, he added.

Australia are slated to play a five-match ODI series against Pakistan from March 22 to 31. Before that, the team will travel to India for T20 internationals and a five-match ODI series from February 24 to March 13.

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