Mitchell Starc

Australia|Bowler
Mitchell Starc
INTL CAREER: 2010 - 2022
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Full Name

Mitchell Aaron Starc

Born

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

Age

32y 309d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Left arm Fast

Playing Role

Bowler

Height

1.96 m

RELATIONS

AJ Healy

(wife)

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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Career Averages
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test721381461480452916/5011/9427.643.3050.216132
ODI107107550946702116/286/2822.135.0826.11280
T20I585813141673734/204/2022.917.6318.0100
FC12322622916125404678/7311/9426.853.2849.025204
List A138138719760082876/256/2520.935.0025.016110
T20121120267333221704/154/1519.547.4515.7200
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test721042218169922.14281464.5301017744340
ODI107602246952*12.3454586.05013412370
T20I5819994149.4093101.070042150
FC1231584026889922.77431862.2501327658620
List A138763063752*13.8475484.48014816450
T201214120206299.8021794.9300152370
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Mitchell Starc took a terrific catch to remove Roston Chase
Mitchell Starc in action on the final day
Mitchell Starc produced a double-strike in the post-tea session
Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, and Josh Hazlewood make their way out to the middle
Mitchell Starc tends to have a lot of fun at Optus Stadium in Perth
Mitchell Starc and Alex Carey in good spirits ahead of the first Test against West Indies