Starc to replace Johnson for fourth Test

Starc took two wickets in the second Test against India in Brisbane

Starc took two wickets in the second Test against India in Brisbane

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Australia stand-in captain Steven Smith has confirmed that left-arm pace bowler Mitchell Starc will replace Mitchell Johnson for the fourth Test against India in Sydney.

Johnson was ruled out of the fourth Test after complaining of hamstring soreness and missing Australia’s training session on Saturday.

“I think there’s no secret there’s a pretty big summer coming up,” Smith said. “We want him to be fresh for the one-dayers and World Cup coming up. We don’t want to risk him.”

Australia Test Squad: David Warner, Chris Rogers, Shane Watson, Steve Smith (capt), Shaun Marsh, Joe Burns, Brad Haddin (wk), Ryan Harris, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

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