Australia leave out Mitchell Starc for harmless Lyon for Adelaide Test!

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Published on: Jan 23, 2012

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Australia Squad for the Fourth Vodafone Test at Adelaide Oval, Jan 24-28, 2012

The tall Mitchell Starc who bowler superbly swinging the ball in both the directions at great speeds in the Perth Test will sit out of the Final Match starting tomorrow at the Adelaide Oval. Starc has been named as the 12th man and will make way to the harmless Nathan Lyon, the off spinner who has only taken two tail-enders’ wickets at Melbourne and Sydney.

While the inclusion of Nathan Lyon was on expected lines as the pitch at Adelaide Oval could be on the slower and drier side. However, there were stories that Ben Hilfenhaus could be rested for the match as the Adelaide pitch hasn’t favoured his style of bowling in the past.

Australia XI for Adelaide Test : Michael Clarke (Captain), Ed Cowan, David Warner, Shaun Marsh, Ricky Ponting, Michael Hussey, Brad Haddin (WK), Peter Siddle, Ryan Harris, Ben Hilfenhaus and Nathan Lyon

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