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Mitchell Starc

Mitchell Starc
Full name Mitchell Aaron Starc
Born January 30, 1990, Baulkham Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Current age 28
Major team Australia
Batting style Left Handed
Bowling style Left-arm fast
ODI Debut October 20, 2010 v India at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam

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.

Batting and Fielding Averages

MatInnsNoRunsHSAveBFSR100504s6sCtSt
Tests49771413519921.44202666.680913436240
ODIS7538162805212.7231389.4501237190
T20IS23621243.001866.66000060
First-class881162919249922.11293865.4801020347420
List A10352234315214.8650585.34013610250
Twenty20862813124298.2614287.3200110280

Bowling Averages

MatInnsBallsRunsWktsAveEconSR4w5w10
Tests49 9310187575419928.91 3.3851.191091
ODIS75 753761310914521.44 4.9525.93950
T20IS23 235255923119.09 6.7616.93000
First-class88 16016241906033327.20 3.3448.7716142
List A103 1035289432021620.00 4.9024.481380
Twenty2086 851884224112817.50 7.1314.71100

Split by Team in Tests

MatInnsBARUBAAVSRHSHUFICTSTOVMADWIER
England1219 330519.0667.0366*0380424.57951
India1117 344731.9263.49990370339.46831
New Zealand57 48829.3388.0032*0020145.53117
Pakistan69 117521.8770.28840120245.25120
South Africa713 219818.0074.4368*0210274.14534
Sri Lanka58 17610.8561.29260020186.43934
West Indies34 06215.5048.4335002081.22512

Split by Team in ODIs

MatInnsBARUBAAVSRHSHUFICTSTOVMADWIER
Bangladesh10 0-0.0000008.324
England1410 5102.0041.6650040129.5221
India70 0-0.00001053.4212
New Zealand85 24314.33126.4729*005073518
Pakistan96 2358.75120.6911*004082621
South Africa116 34916.3369.0129*000087514
Sri Lanka138 312224.4098.3852*0130103.2223
West Indies61 01717.0068.0017000048.5416
Zimbabwe21 033.0060.00300101644
Ireland10 0-0.000000502
Scotland10 0-0.0000104.414
Afghanistan21 11-100.001*00001516

Split by Team in T20Is

MatInnsBARUBAAVSRHSHUFICTSTOVMADWIER
Bangladesh10 0-0.000000401
England31 10-0.000002010.203
India31 022.0050.00200001203
Pakistan52 144.0080.003001019.109
South Africa30 0-0.0000001012
Sri Lanka40 0-0.0000201605
West Indies32 063.0066.66400001206
Ireland10 0-0.000010402

Last 5 Matches in Tests

  • Batting
  • 29*(55) v India on January 3, 2019
  • DNB v India on January 3, 2019
  • 7*(13) v India on December 26, 2018
  • 18(27) v India on December 26, 2018
  • 6(10) v India on December 14, 2018
  • 14(29) v India on December 14, 2018
  • 15(34) v India on December 6, 2018
  • 28(44) v India on December 6, 2018
  • 34(45) v Pakistan on October 16, 2018
  • 28(53) v Pakistan on October 16, 2018
  • Bowling
  • 1/123 vs India on January 3, 2019
  • 2/87 vs India on December 26, 2018
  • 0/11 vs India on December 26, 2018
  • 2/79 vs India on December 14, 2018
  • 3/46 vs India on December 14, 2018
  • 2/63 vs India on December 6, 2018
  • 3/40 vs India on December 6, 2018
  • 2/37 vs Pakistan on October 16, 2018
  • 1/32 vs Pakistan on October 16, 2018

Last 5 Matches in ODIs

  • Batting
  • 0(1) v South Africa on November 11, 2018
  • 6(6) v South Africa on November 9, 2018
  • 12(12) v South Africa on November 4, 2018
  • 0(2) v England on January 28, 2018
  • DNB v England on January 21, 2018
  • Bowling
  • 2/57 vs South Africa on November 11, 2018
  • 2/51 vs South Africa on November 9, 2018
  • 0/47 vs South Africa on November 4, 2018
  • 1/63 vs England on January 28, 2018
  • 0/63 vs England on January 21, 2018

Last 5 Matches in T20Is

  • Batting
  • DNB v India on November 25, 2018
  • DNB v Sri Lanka on September 9, 2016
  • DNB v Sri Lanka on September 6, 2016
  • 0*(0) v England on August 31, 2015
  • DNB v Pakistan on October 5, 2014
  • Bowling
  • 1/26 vs India on November 25, 2018
  • 1/32 vs Sri Lanka on September 9, 2016
  • 3/26 vs Sri Lanka on September 6, 2016
  • 1/32 vs England on August 31, 2015
  • 1/17 vs Pakistan on October 5, 2014

Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 India 5007 116
2 South Africa 4280 110
3 England 5310 108
4 New Zealand 3213 107
5 Australia 4143 101
FULL Ranking