Full Name

Mitchell Aaron Starc

Born

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

Age

31y 186d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Left arm fast

Playing Role

Bowler

Height

1.96 m

relations

(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 older 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 his challenge was to take that white-ball form and perform just as consistently with the red ball.

Starc 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.

Also a powerful lower-order batsman, Starc fell one short of a Test century in Mohali in 2013. Starc is married to Australia women's wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy.
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Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test611171257570312556/5011/9427.573.3549.3013132
ODI9999509943791956/286/2822.455.1526.101180
T20I41419241113513/113/1121.827.2218.10000
FC11220520877115264318/7311/9426.743.3148.4022204
List A130130678757172716/256/2521.095.0525.0015110
T20104103228327621484/154/1518.667.2515.40100
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test61911915969922.16235867.6801015743310
ODI99562142852*12.2249087.34013211330
T20I41158701410.007395.890031130
FC1121453724689922.85386263.9001325657590
List A130722959652*13.8669985.26014615410
T2010437191822910.1119792.3800141350
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Dan Christian and Mitchell Starc walk in for a training session
Mitchell Starc again made inroads with the new ball
Mitchell Starc and Matthew Wade lifted Australia
Australia celebrate Mitchell Starc's five-wicket haul
Australia celebrate clinching victory
Mitchell Starc bowled five dot balls in the final over