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Starc set to bowl despite bruised heel

Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed the diagnosis on Monday, with star paceman Mitchell Starc still expected to bowl at the WACA.

Mitchell Starc will be at the forefront as Australia look to seal the Ashes series against England, despite suffering a bruised heel.

Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed the diagnosis on Monday, with the star paceman expected to bowl at the WACA in Perth, where he will be assessed afterwards.

Starc (1-32) terrorised England on Sunday, producing an unplayable delivery to skittle James Vince as Australia moved within touching distance of an unassailable 3-0 series lead.

However, the wet weather in Western Australia has halted the Aussies in their pursuit of the coveted urn.

After play was abandoned due to rain on day four, ground staff struggled to deal with the threatening conditions early on Monday, with Joe Root’s England 132-4 and still 127 runs adrift.

First-innings centurions Dawid Malan (28 not out) and Jonny Bairstow (14 not out) are unbeaten at the crease.