Matches (30)
BAN v NZ (1)
Abu Dhabi T10 (3)
WBBL 2023 (1)
Legends League (1)
SA v WI (A tour) (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
Hazare Trophy (18)
IND v ENG (W-A) (1)
IND v AUS (1)

Full Name

Mitchell Aaron Starc


January 30, 1990, Baulkham Hills, Sydney, New South Wales


33y 303d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Left arm Fast

Playing Role



1.96 m



First there was Johnson, then there was Starc. A left-armer called Mitchell has been a staple of Australia's attack for more than a decade and seems set to remain so for the foreseeable future. While Johnson was more express, Starc is still quick enough to make life uncomfortable for opposition batsmen, especially with the bounce gained from his 1.96m height - and boasts greater control of swing than his former colleague. Never was that shown to greater effect than during the 2015 World Cup, when Starc was at times unplayable, his inswingers rattling stumps and trapping batsmen in front throughout the competition. Not surprisingly he was named Player of the Tournament for his 22 victims at 10.18, and four years later he would claim 27 wickets at the World Cup in England when Australia's defence ended in the semi-finals.

His challenge has been to take that white-ball form and perform just as consistently with the red ball, although overall his Test career numbers are also outstanding. He struggled to gain the consistent backing of the selectors early in his Test career and was often in one Test and out the next, but in 2015 he finally enjoyed a solid run of Test cricket until an ankle injury stopped him during the home summer. His career-best match haul of 11 for 94 came in the notable surroundings of Galle - albeit in an Australia defeat - and he claimed 22 wickets in four Tests during the 2017-18 Ashes. He took his 200th Test wicket in his 50th Test in February of 2019 joining an elite group of Australian bowlers although play only one of the five Ashes Tests in the 2019 series. When England toured down under in 2021-22, Starc produced some of his best form in the three matches where the series was decided and went on to claim the Allan Border Medal as Australia's male player of the year.

Also a powerful lower-order batter, Starc fell one short of a Test century in Mohali in 2013. He is married to Australia wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy.
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Mitchell Starc Career Stats


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Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins are reunited with the World Cup Trophy at the SCG
Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Andrew McDonald, Josh Hazlewood, and Mitchell Marsh pose with the trophy
Presenting Australia, World Cup champions of 2023!
Australia's players kick back in the dressing room with their spoils
Australia's pace attack at the World Cup final: Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Marsh
A jubilant Australian side with their prize