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Mitchell Starc

Bowler

Bowls Left Arm Fast

Did you know?

Began his under-age career as a wicketkeeper before being convinced to abandon the gloves and turn his talents to fast bowling.

WICKETS
145
AVERAGE
28.2

Mitchell Starc

Bowler

Bowls Left Arm Fast

Did you know?

Began his under-age career as a wicketkeeper before being convinced to abandon the gloves and turn his talents to fast bowling.

WICKETS
129
AVERAGE
19.9

Mitchell Starc

Bowler

Bowls Left Arm Fast

Did you know?

Began his under-age career as a wicketkeeper before being convinced to abandon the gloves and turn his talents to fast bowling.

WICKETS
30
AVERAGE
18.9

Bowler

Bowls Left Arm Fast

AGE
27
HEIGHT
197CM
BORN

Baulkham Hills

COUNTRY

Australia

Australia
STATE

NSW

NSW
LOCAL CLUB

Western Suburbs

Bio

With a classic left-armer’s action and the ability to swing the ball at pace, Mitchell Starc has long been touted as a future star of Australian cricket.

He announced himself in just his second international match, taking 4-27 in an ODI against Sri Lanka at the Gabba in 2010 before me made his Test debut at the same ground the following summer.

It wasn’t until 2012 that Starc first picked up a big haul, taking eight wickets for the match against South Africa in Perth, including a beautiful in-swinger that knocked over the off-stump of Proteas legend Jacques Kallis.

He followed it up by bowling Australia to victory against Sri Lanka in Hobart, taking 5-63, before he was controversially rested for the Boxing Day Test.

Starc failed to find consistency in 2013 and 2014 as he battled a seemingly constant stream of long-term injuries, but he showed his ability as a batsman with a heartbreaking score of 99 in India and an unbeaten 68 at Old Trafford

MATCHES
35
DEBUT
2011
CAP NO
425
BEST BATTING
99
BEST BOWLING
6-50
Bowling
WICKETS
145
AVERAGE
28.2
ECONOMY
3.42
S/R
49.4
5W
7
10W/M
1
Batting
RUNS
1040
INNINGS
53
NOT OUTS
12
AVERAGE
25.37
100s
0
50s
9
MATCHES
65
DEBUT
2010
CAP NO
185
BEST BATTING
52
BEST BOWLING
6-28
Bowling
WICKETS
129
AVERAGE
19.9
ECONOMY
4.82
S/R
24.8
5W
5
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
259
INNINGS
31
NOT OUTS
15
AVERAGE
16.19
100s
0
50s
1
MATCHES
22
DEBUT
2012
CAP NO
59
BEST BATTING
4
BEST BOWLING
3-11
Bowling
WICKETS
30
AVERAGE
18.9
ECONOMY
6.78
S/R
16.7
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
12
INNINGS
6
NOT OUTS
2
AVERAGE
3
100s
0
50s
0

Match Wrap: Aussies thrash India in Pune

Inspired by an extraordinary performance from left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe, Australia claimed a memorable win against the odds in Pune


0:57 Starc-swings-hard-to-take-India-bowlers-the-distance-still

Starc swings hard to take India bowlers the distance

Mitchell Starc's game plan for India's bowlers seems more T20 than Test matches but it came off in spectacular fashion for the fast bowler in Pune


0:33 Starc-claims-Kohli-for-second-ball-duck-still

Starc claims Kohli for second-ball duck

Mitchell Starc's double-wicket maiden on the second morning included the prize scalp of India skipper Virat Kohli for a second-ball duck


Sizzling Starc bags Kohli for rare duck

Left-armer gets vital breakthrough of India skipper for a second-ball globe early on day two


Starc difference could prove pivotal in Pune

Left-hander's rapid half-century in a crucial partnership with Josh Hazlewood brought some respectability to Australia's total


Kohli-praises-Smith-Starc-ahead-of-first-Test-still

Captains sing same tune on Starc

Rival skippers Smith and Kohli both well aware of the impact Australia's left-arm spearhead can have on series