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Starc's spell the changing of the guard

Nov 17, 2015: Well before Mitchell Johnson chose to tell team-mates of his decision to retire, Australia's fast bowling mentor Craig McDermott felt the changing of the guard had already taken place

Daniel Brettig in Perth

Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Perth, 3rd day

Starc offers McMillan net challenge

Nov 15, 2015: Mitchell Starc has challenged New Zealand batting coach, Craig McMillan, to face him in the nets after McMillan questioned whether the left-arm quick had topped 160kph

Melinda Farrell at the WACA

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 5th day

Smith cautions Starc after wild throw

Nov 9, 2015: Mitchell Starc has been warned by Steven Smith to let out his frustration in other ways after he threw a ball at New Zealand batsman Mark Craig on the final day at the Gabba

Brydon Coverdale at the Gabba

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane

McCullum wary of 'most feared' Starc threat

Nov 4, 2015: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has conceded that Mitchell Starc is one of the most feared bowlers in international cricket, and has no doubt that his devastating white-ball form can transfer to the Test arena

Brydon Coverdale in Brisbane

NZ in Australia 2015-16

Starc hopes red-ball resurgence will last

Nov 3, 2015: No bowler has taken more wickets than Mitchell Starc in 2015, and the seamer said he was hoping to sustain his fine form over a six-Test home summer against New Zealand and West Indies

Brydon Coverdale in Brisbane

Sheffield Shield 2015-16

Smith, Cowan lead NSW to easy win

Oct 30, 2015: Quality won out in the day/night Sheffield Shield match at Adelaide Oval, with New South Wales obliterating South Australia in three days that served as a dry run for the floodlit Test to be played there next month

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Australia v New South Wales, Sheffield Shield, Adelaide

Smith fires after Starc rolls Redbacks for 120

Oct 29, 2015: Mitchell Starc placed New South Wales' foot firmly on South Australia's throat before Steven Smith ensured it stayed there on the second night of the Sheffield Shield fixture in Adelaide

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia news

Starc wants Johnson tandem at the Gabba

Oct 25, 2015: Mitchell Starc has insisted that he and Mitchell Johnson can be trusted together as tandem members of Australia's Test bowling attack despite an unsuccessful pairing during this year's Ashes series in England

Daniel Brettig

Matador Cup 2015-16

Starc rested, Hazlewood included

Oct 15, 2015: Mitchell Starc has been rested by Cricket Australia for Friday's Matador Cup match between New South Wales and Queensland at Drummoyne Oval

ESPNcricinfo staff

Tasmania v NSW, Matador Cup 2015-16, Sydney

Maddinson hundred gets NSW home

Oct 12, 2015: Nic Maddinson's second century of the competition helped New South Wales achieve their fourth consecutive victory, by eight wickets over Tasmania, even as rain made marginal reductions to the target under the D/L method

The Report by Daniel Brettig in Sydney

County news

Concussion brings early end to Morgan's season

Sep 21, 2015: Eoin Morgan has been ruled out of Middlesex's final County Championship fixture of the season after failing to recover sufficiently from a blow to the head

Andrew Miller

Australia news

'Surgery for Starc's injured ankle is the last resort' - Kountouris

Sep 14, 2015: Mitchell Starc's ankle injury flared up again during the Ashes and subsequent ODI series in England but 'surgery will be a last resort' according to Australia's physiotherapist Alex Kountouris

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v Australia, 5th ODI, Old Trafford

Weary Smith proud of Australia's resilience

Sep 13, 2015: Steven Smith played in every international fixture of Australia's arduous tour of the British Isles. But victory in the final ODI of the summer allows him to take a break with great satisfaction

Andrew McGlashan at Old Trafford

England v Australia, 5th ODI, Old Trafford

Players shaken by Morgan head injury

Sep 13, 2015: Mitchell Starc was left shaken after his bouncer inflicted a fierce blow on Eoin Morgan's helmet, which forced the England captain to retire hurt

Andrew McGlashan at Old Trafford

The Investec Ashes 2015

Rogers peaks in series of change

Aug 24, 2015: ESPNcricinfo rates the Australia players involved in the Ashes series

Daniel Brettig

England v Australia, 4th Investec Ashes Test, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

'We go hard right to the end' - Starc

Aug 7, 2015: A nonchalant Mitchell Starc has said Australia's imminent Ashes humiliation is "not ideal" but "only a game of cricket", brushing off talk about the implications of the team's second surrender to England in as many weeks

Daniel Brettig at Trent Bridge

England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Edgbaston, 3rd day

England reawaken Australia's demons

Jul 31, 2015: In a series of remarkable swings nothing is certain, but Australia are facing some familiar foes as they attempt to recover from their Edgbaston thrashing

Jarrod Kimber

England v Australia, 3rd Investec Ashes Test, Edgbaston, 3rd day

Bell guides England to 2-1 Ashes lead

Jul 31, 2015: Ian Bell's second fifty of the match ensured a 2-1 series lead for England and snuffed out any hopes Australia raised during a tail-end fight that set England a target of 121

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Edgbaston

Starc taunts England over their uncertainty

Jul 27, 2015: Mitchell Starc has effectively dared England to prepare a seaming pitch for the Edgbaston Test, and declared changes to the hosts' batting order show Australia have the upper hand in the series

Daniel Brettig at Edgbaston

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Two very different Englands

Jul 19, 2015: England had been to the mountain top in Cardiff, and without even enjoying the view they toppled straight back down at Lord's

Jarrod Kimber at Lord's
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