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12:00 AM, August 14, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:39 AM, August 14, 2020

Starc hopes for 160kph mark

Mitchell Starc remains wary of injuries from bowling too fast but the Australia hopes to push the 160 kmph mark in the coming home summer after adding five kg to his frame during a long off-season.

Starc broke down early in the next match at Adelaide Oval, the inaugural day-night test match, with a stress fracture. He also strained a pectoral muscle last year after cranking up the pace against Sri Lanka in Canberra.

"It would be nice but at the same time the two occasions I've been up around that mark I've snapped my foot," he said. "Hopefully that's not the case but when everything is going well, that rhythm is happening and conditions suit, then I can get that speed gun up.

"Perhaps that extra time in the gym and extra time off I might be able to push the limits again."

Starc's next assignment is expected to be a white-ball tour of England slated for September.

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