Mitchell Starc admits Aussie selectors face 'tough decision' ahead of the first Ashes Test
Mitchell Starc has admitted Australia's selectors have a 'tough decision' to make for the Ashes, with Scott Boland threatening to crack the big-three pace cartel for the first Test.
Boland was again among the pick of the bowlers for Australia on Friday at The Oval, picking up an Indian wicket with the second ball of day three of the Test final.
For all his dominance in the past 18 months since his debut, Boland is still yet to be picked for a Test when Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood have been available.
But the time for that could be close.
Boland finished India's first innings with figures of 2-49, taking his career tally to 30 wickets at an average of 14.5.
Data from analysts CricViz show Boland has delivered 56 per cent of balls on a good line and length in the past three years, a higher ratio than any other Test bowler.