Starc replaces Johnson for SCG Test

05 Jan 2015

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Mitchell Starc has been recalled to the Australian Test XI, replacing the injured Mitchell Johnson for the fourth Test at the SCG.

It's the sole change to the XI that drew with India at the MCG last week.

Australia XI

David Warner
Chris Rogers
Shane Watson
Steve Smith
Shaun Marsh
Joe Burns
Brad Haddin
Ryan Harris
Mitchell Starc
Nathan Lyon
Josh Hazlewood

Starc returns to the side after he was dropped following the Brisbane Test, where he only managed to collect two wickets for the match.

The hamstring strain that has ruled Johnson out of the SCG Test isn't believed to be too serious, but with a an unassailable 2-0 series lead, the Australian camp have decided to rest the strike bowler with a busy schedule ahead.