Full Name

Mitchell Aaron Starc

Born

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

Age

32y 108d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Left arm Fast

Playing Role

Bowler

Height

1.96 m

RELATIONS

AJ Healy

(wife)

TEAMS

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
Test691331410477862826/5011/9427.603.3150.015132
ODI9999509943791956/286/2822.455.1526.11180
T20I505011341432603/113/1123.867.5718.9000
FC12022122406122814588/7311/9426.813.2848.924204
List A130130678757172716/256/2521.095.0525.015110
T20113112249330811574/154/1519.627.4115.8100
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test691012218059922.84277465.0601017644320
ODI99562142852*12.2249087.34013211330
T20I5017884149.3382102.430042140
FC1201554026779923.27427862.5701327558600
List A130722959652*13.8669985.26014615410
T201133919196299.8020695.1400152360
Mitchell Aaron Starc
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Test
ODI
T20I
Recent Matches - Player
MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Australia vs Pakistan134/33 & 1/5321-Mar-2022LahoreTest # 2458
Australia vs Pakistan283/29 & 0/5812-Mar-2022KarachiTest # 2455
Australia vs Pakistan130/71 & 0/2904-Mar-2022RawalpindiTest # 2453
Australia vs Sri Lanka--0/3015-Feb-2022CanberraT20I # 1466
Australia vs Sri Lanka10/4111-Feb-2022SydneyT20I # 1458
Videos
Photos
World Cup winners both - Mitchell Starc celebrates with Alyssa Healy
Mitchell Starc began Australia's surge
Mitchell Starc produced a magnificent spell to rattle Pakistan
Mitchell Starc in his delivery stride
Mitchell Starc stretches well forward
Mitchell Starc belts out a loud appeal