Starc set to bowl despite bruised heel
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.
Mitchell Starc has a bruised heel but is expected to bowl today. He will be assessed after the game #Ashes— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) December 18, 2017
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.