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Starc replaces Johnson, Watson fit

Sydney, Jan 5: Australia captain Steve Smith  med one change for the fourth Test against India, confirming that Mitchell Starc will replace the injured Mitchell Johnson.

Johnson was ruled out of the fil Test Sunday after failing to overcome hamstring soreness he sustained in the drawn Boxing Day Test at Melbourne.

Smith also confirmed that Watson had recovered from the stomach complaint that saw him leave Sunday’s training session early, and would take his place in the side.

Starc has starred for the Sydney Sixers in the KFC T20 Big Bash League since he was dropped after the first Test, bowling with venom and reaching speeds of 150 kmph in the 20–over format. IANS

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