Royal Challengers Bangalore speedster Mitchell Starc announced his arrival in Bengaluru on Monday on Twitter and he will surely bolster the RCB bowling attack in the rest of the Pepsi Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015.
RCB skipper Virat Kohli had mentioned this earlier in an interview that Starc and Adam Milne's inclusion in their squad will give them a huge boost. Starc was suffering from an injury post the ICC World Cup and could not join the RCB squad. He was under close observation in the last three weeks and now he is fit and raring to go.
"It is nice to be training again with the team and be back in Bangalore with the boys. It would have been nice to be here from the start but I am here now and it feels good. I am excited to play some cricket again after a three-week gap," said Starc in an interview with the official website of the IPL.
RCB bowlers have not been up to the mark so far in this tournament and their weakness were exposed in their two home games that they have played against the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians (MI). Especially against MI, their bowlers were taken for a plenty of runs apart from David Wiese, who picked up four wickets and impressed with the bat as well.
Now they will be up against one of the most consistent teams of IPL, MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK). This will be a crucial game for RCB as they will have to get back to winning ways or else they will keep languishing at the bottom of the table.
"I was pretty disappointed not to be here from the start but now I am here and I will try to catch up, pick some wickets when I get the chance," said Starc, ahead of Wednesday's clash against CSK at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
"I have been working with Craig McDermott on a few things like knowing a bit more about my wrist position and trying to get that ball swinging. It has been working for me well in the last few months and hopefully it will continue in all the formats," he added.