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Australia pace bowler Starc ruled out of India ODI series

Australia pace bowler Starc ruled out of India ODI series
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc has been ruled out of the one-day international series in India after sustaining a pectoral muscle injury during the second test win over Sri Lanka, Cricket Australia said on Thursday.

Kane Richardson will take his place in the 15-man squad for the tour starting later this month.

"Unfortunately, scans have revealed that Mitchell Starc sustained a substantial tear to his left pec muscle while bowling on the final day of the test match in Canberra," selector Trevor Hohns said in a statement.

"This means he will be unavailable for the tour of India, but we will instead target a return to play for the ODI series against Pakistan in the UAE in March."

Western Australia opening batsman D'Arcy Short has been included in the squad as cover for Shaun Marsh, who is recovering from a hamstring strain and not expected to feature until the third ODI.

Squad:

Aaron Finch (captain), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, D'Arcy Short

(Reporting by Ian Ransom; Editing by Greg Stutchbury)

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