Mitchell Starc slams Cricket Australia’s rotation policy

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Starc is sick and tired of not playing back-to-back Test matches

Australia left-arm pace bowler Mitchell Starc has once again lashed out at Cricket Australia over their controversial rotation policy, stating that it is hard for him to stay consistent if he is spending half his time on the bench.

Starc has been in and out of the national side for almost a year and the trend continued during the Ashes series against England, where he played in the first, third and fifth Test.

“Yeah, I guess it would be nice to get a few games back to back and get that rhythm,” Starc said. “But to have a chance at that consistency that everyone talks about – ‘you’ve got to be more consistent’ – well, it’s a bit hard when you play one game and you’re dropped.”

In order to ensure he is selected for every Test in a series, Starc knows he has to excel in all training sessions and practice matches.

“So in the end it comes back to getting better off the field and making sure I’m nailing everything and making sure I’m knocking down that door to be in the team,” he said. “I’m pretty happy with where my reverse swing bowling is and how much I am getting the ball to swing but I guess it’s doing more damage with the new ball and being more consistent when the ball isn’t doing anything at all… so I know where I need to get better and it’s just a matter of doing it.”

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