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Starc will not join Sixers for BBL Final

02 February 2021

The Sydney Sixers and Mitchell Starc today mutually agreed that the Test fast bowler would not join the squad for this Saturday’s KFC BBL Final at the SCG.

Starc signed on for BBL10 with the club that he won the first ever BBL title with, but following a long summer of Australian team commitments and COVID-enforced hubs the speedster took a well-earned break.

Now with the Sixers through to a second consecutive BBL final, all parties agreed that changes to the squad at this point of the season were not necessary. 

“Mitch is, and always will be, a big part of the Sixers family,” Sixers GM Jodie Hawkins said.

“Circumstances meant he and Nathan Lyon were not able to join us this season but they are both very much part of our set up and will represent the club off the field on Saturday night.

“Our current squad have done an incredible job all season to qualify for the final while playing every game on the road and Mitch and the club are really comfortable with this decision.”

Starc echoed Hawkins’s sentiment.

“The guys have done so well this year and I think it’s in everyone’s best interests to stick with the guys that have worked so hard to get to this point,” Starc said.

“I’ve always felt part of the club and I am right behind them for another big win on Saturday night.”