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Starc hoping to get recall for ODI finals

Press Trust Of India |February 24, 2012, 2:27 PM IST
Starc hoping to get recall for ODI finals

Melbourne: Australia's left-arm paceman Mitchell Starc hopes that his current form for New South Wales will help him get back into Australia's one-day squad before the tri-series finals.

Starc, who took just one wicket in the last three one-day Internationals, was replaced by Ryan Harris in Australia's 13-member squad for the Friday's match against Sri Lanka and the next game on Sunday against India.

But the 22-year-old bowler took it in his stride and went on to claim 4-39 in NSW's four-wicket one-day win over Western Australia.

"If I can keep taking wickets and the ball keeps coming out all right, then anything can happen," Starc told Australian Associated Press.

Starc, who has played three Tests and seven ODIs, will next play for NSW in the Sheffield Shield against Queensland at the SCG, to be held from March 1-4.

But with the first final of the tri-series to be played in Brisbane on March 4, Starc knows he will have to keep performing well for NSW.

"I'll be ready to go if called upon. I've just got to keep learning...and if I can keep contributing to wins for NSW, that's the main thing."

"If I start focusing on trying to get back into the team, it's not going to do me any good. I'm happy with how the ball's coming out and the body's feeling good," he said.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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