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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
97
AVERAGE
30.1

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
98
AVERAGE
19.8

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
26
AVERAGE
19.5

Bowler

Bowls Left Arm Fast

AGE
26
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
26
DEBUT
2011
CAP NO
425
BEST BATTING
99
BEST BOWLING
6-111
Bowling
WICKETS
97
AVERAGE
30.1
ECONOMY
3.45
S/R
52.3
5W
4
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
711
INNINGS
39
NOT OUTS
11
AVERAGE
25.39
100s
0
50s
6
MATCHES
51
DEBUT
2010
CAP NO
185
BEST BATTING
52
BEST BOWLING
6-28
Bowling
WICKETS
98
AVERAGE
19.8
ECONOMY
4.82
S/R
24.6
5W
5
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
180
INNINGS
20
NOT OUTS
11
AVERAGE
20
100s
0
50s
1
MATCHES
20
DEBUT
2012
CAP NO
59
BEST BATTING
4
BEST BOWLING
3-11
Bowling
WICKETS
26
AVERAGE
19.5
ECONOMY
6.73
S/R
17.4
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
12
INNINGS
6
NOT OUTS
2
AVERAGE
3
100s
0
50s
0

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