Mitchell Aaron Starc

Player Bio

Born 30 January 1990 Australia
Age 29 Years, 08 Months, 20 Days
Batting Side Left Handed
Bowling Side Left-arm fast
Batting Rank 91
Bowling Rank 18
Teams Australia, Australia A, Yorkshire, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders, New South Wales, Australia Under-19, Australian XI, Sydney Sixers, Australians

Batting & Fielding Performance

M
I
N/O
R
HS
100S
50S
4S
6S
AVG
S/R
CT
ST
Test
52
80
17
1434
99
0
10
145
39
22.76
67.80
25
0
ODI
85
46
18
348
52
0
1
26
9
12.42
89.46
22
0
T20
23
6
2
12
4
0
0
0
0
3.00
66.66
6
0
IPL
63
22
11
112
29
0
0
11
0
10.18
90.32
22
0

Bowling Performance

I
O
M
R
W
Best
5W
AVG
E/R
S/R
Test
99
1793.2
52
6077
215
6/50
11
28.26
3.38
50.04
ODI
85
719.1
85
3611
172
6/28
7
20.99
5.02
25.08
T20
23
87.3
23
592
31
3/11
0
19.09
6.76
16.93
IPL
62
226.3
63
1649
97
4/15
0
17.00
7.28
14.01

Fast and furious, that’s the best way to describe one of the fearsome pace bowlers of the 21st century - Mitchell Aaron Starc. He burst onto the scene in the early 2009/10 season, representing New South Wales and was soon compared with Mitchell Johnson. The only similarity though was that they both were left-arm quick bowlers. Other than that they had their different style. Johnson with his slinging action relied more on pace and bounce whereas Starc with his upright action depended more on swing and deadly yorkers.

In his early days, Starc had to struggle to make to the national team as there was an army of pace bowlers waiting in the wings. The lanky left-armer often found himself in and out of the team. However, a stint with the English county side Yorkshire in 2012 did him a world of good. Post 2013, Starc’s career started to blossom and soon he became a vital part of Australia’s limited overs setup. A couple of fifers in back-to-back ODIs against West Indies in 2013 further sealed the deal for Mitchell Starc but his Test career still was blowing hot and cold. It was in the year 2014 when a remark made by Shane Warne in the commentary box turned things upside down. The legendary leg spinner labelled Starc’s body language ‘soft’ after his dismal performance against India in the Gabba Test in mid-December. Subsequently, Mitchell was dropped for the Boxing Day Test. Starc, however, didn’t lose hope. He took the criticism in his stride and to his fortune there was a Big Bash League going on at that time. He got an opportunity to prove his mettle and grabbed it with both hands. The pacer unleashed his aggressive side in a few T20 games he played for Sydney Sixers and owing to that success, the selectors reinstated him for the fourth Test against India. Mitchell Starc has not looked back since. Following years were fruitful for Mitchell Starc, who discovered a new aggressive side to his bowling. He was among the top bowlers in 2015 and finished 2016 as the most successful pace bowler in Tests after claiming 50 wickets. Not to forget his deadly bowling in the 2015 World Cup which earned him the Player of the Tournament tag and also made him the number one bowler in the ICC ODI rankings. But everything comes with a price. His eagerness to bowl the extra mile put his body through a lot of strain and as a result he suffered an ankle injury and a stress fracture. The Australian team management though have managed their premium fast bowler quite well by giving him ample time to rest and recover. The quality and ability that Starc possesses, he still has not done full justice to his Test career and the Kangaroos would be hoping a lot from him in the near future.

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Cricket World Cup 2019 POINTS TABLE

Team
P
W
D
L
PTS
9
7
1
1
15
9
7
0
2
14
9
6
0
3
12
9
5
1
3
11
9
5
1
3
11
9
3
2
4
8
9
3
1
5
7
9
3
1
5
7
9
2
1
6
5
9
0
0
9
0

Mitchell Aaron Starc News

Watch: Mitchell Starc gets a wicket and wife Alyssa Healy hits a 4 at same moment

Mitchell Starc and Alyssa Healy are setting couple goals of a different level. As Starc took a wicket in the Ashes on Sunday, 3000 kms away, his wife Healy smashed a 4 against the West Indies - at the exact same moment.

Ashes 2019: Joe Root’s box left in tatters after Mitchell Starc’s 140 kmph ball

Apart from being hit on the box by Mitchell Starc, Joe Root was left requiring medical attention for his right knee by a Pat Cummins delivery.

Ashes 2019: Mitchell Starc enjoys pace jostle and team success

Australia's strength in pace makes Mitchell Starc believe that he and fellow quick Josh Hazlewood will have to work harder to break into the playing XI in the ongoing Ashes series against England.

Australia unlikely to rest Mitchell Starc or Pat Cummins against New Zealand: Aaron Finch

Mitchell Starc's 19 wickets from seven matches, more than any bowler in the tournament, have been instrumental in Australia booking a place in the last four with two group matches to spare.

Yorker from hell: How Mitchell Starc’s blinding pace, devious swerve and laser-guided precision deceived Ben Stokes

ICC World Cup 2019: Mitchell Starc’s yorker could easily go down as the ball of the 2019 World Cup.