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Mitchell Starc

Mitchell Starc

Age 34AustraliaAUSTRALIA
Left-arm fast Bowler

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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Mitchell Starc Ranking
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Batting
266ODI108TEST927T20
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Bowling
14ODI13TEST50T20
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Debut
Australia vs India on Oct 20, 2010
Last
Australia vs India on Nov 19, 2023
Debut
Australia vs New Zealand on Dec 01, 2011
Last
Australia vs New Zealand on Mar 08, 2024
Debut
Australia vs Pakistan on Sep 07, 2012
Last
Australia vs New Zealand on Feb 25, 2024
Debut
Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Delhi Capitals on Apr 17, 2014
Last
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals on Apr 16, 2024

Mitchell Starc Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
1215711012.4179.41
Highest Runs52
Balls Faced37
On DateJan 20, 13
AgainstSri LankaSL

Mitchell Starc Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
121104023622.9626.445.21
Wickets Taken6
Runs28
On DateFeb 28, 15
AgainstNew ZealandNZ

Mitchell Starc Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
4401
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Mitchell Starc Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
89209310020.5161.66
Highest Runs99
Balls Faced144
On DateMar 14, 13
AgainstIndiaIND

Mitchell Starc Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
892902.535827.7448.653.42
Wickets Taken6
Runs50
On DateAug 04, 16
AgainstSri LankaSL

Mitchell Starc Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
3904
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Mitchell Starc Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
6094009.40101.07
Highest Runs14
Balls Faced14
On DateAug 03, 21
AgainstBangladeshBAN

Mitchell Starc Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
602257423.3318.247.67
Wickets Taken4
Runs20
On DateOct 07, 22
AgainstWest IndiesWI

Mitchell Starc Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
1800
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Mitchell Starc Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
331030012.8798.09
Highest Runs29
Balls Faced23
On DateMay 09, 14
AgainstPunjab KingsPBKS

Mitchell Starc Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
33118.43923.7118.257.79
Wickets Taken4
Runs15
On DateMay 06, 15
AgainstPunjab KingsPBKS

Mitchell Starc Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
1800
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average
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