Mitchell Starc

Cricket Player

Mitchell Starc was born in Baulkham Hills, New South Wales, Australia on January 30th, 1990 and is the Cricket Player. At the age of 34, Mitchell Starc biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Mitchell Aaron Starc, FLOAT (Fastest Left-Armer Of All Time)
Date of Birth
January 30, 1990
Place of Birth
Baulkham Hills, New South Wales, Australia
34 years old
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Mitchell Starc Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

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Dark Brown
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Homebush Boys High School
Mitchell Starc Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Alyssa Healy
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Dating / Affair
Alyssa Healy (2015-Present)
Paul Starc
Brandon Starc (Younger Brother) (High Jumper, ‘Silver’ Medalist at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics, ‘Gold’ Medalist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games)
Other Family
Laura Turner (Sister-in-Law) (Athlete), Greg Healy (Father-in-Law) (Former Cricketer), Sandy Healy (Mother-in-Law), Kareen Healy (Sister-in-Law) (Deceased), Ian Healy (Uncle-in-Law) (Former Professional Cricketer, Former World Record Holder for the most number of dismissals by a wicketkeeper in Test Match Cricket), Helen Healy (Aunt-in-Law), Tom Healy (Cousin-in-Law) (Cricketer), Emma Healy (Cousin-in-Law), Laura Healy (Cousin-in-Law), Kenneth James Healy (Uncle-in-Law) (Former Cricketer), Kim Healy (Aunt-in-Law)
Mitchell Starc Career

Domestic career

Starc began playing cricket as a young child and as a wicketkeeper for Northern Districts at 9 years old. He was a representative cricketer of the Northern Districts Cricket Association and attended Homebush Boys High School, representing the school's 1st grade cricket team. He is also a former junior cricketer for the Berala Sports Cricket Club in Sydney, where he has been known to wicket keep and bowl in the same innings.

Starc had a rookie deal with New South Wales for the 2008/09 season, and was brought into their squad in February 2009 to replace Aaron Bird after Bird was banned from playing an unlawful bowling match. On March 5, 2009, he made his first-class debut against Western Australia in New South Wales' final match of the season. As a result, the match was staged, and New South Wales finished last on the ladder for the 2008-09 Sheffield Shield season.

Western Australia tried to recruit him for their team in the 2009/10 season, but he didn't have a deal with New South Wales and stayed with them instead. He took 21 wickets against Queensland, including a best of 5 for 74 against Queensland, and scored a half-century against Victoria in eight Sheffield Shield games during the season. In 2010, Starc was chosen to work for the Australian Institute of Sport, where his bowling helped the team win the Emerging Players Twenty20 Trophy over teams from India, New Zealand, and South Africa.

Early international career

Starc was chosen as a late replacement in Australia's tour of India in late 2010, despite his stellar results in the 2010 winter. On October 20, 2010, Starc made his international debut on this tour while competing in a One Day International (ODI) against India. He did not bat and was wicketless. In the final match of Australia's three-match series against Sri Lanka, Starc played his second ODI in the summer. Sri Lanka had already won the series by winning the first two matches, their first ever series victory in Australia. In Sri Lanka's innings, Starc and fellow fast bowler Clint McKay made nine wickets between them, giving Australia a four-wicket victory. The win brought an end to Australia's seven-match losing streak. Starc was selected to play for Australia A in a warm-up match against England ahead of the 2010-11 Ashes series. Starc sustained a side-strain injury in a Sheffield Shield match for New South Wales the week before, putting him out for four weeks. As a result, he missed the Australia A match and was not considered for selection in the Ashes. In the 2011 winter, he was selected again to represent Australia A in a tri-series in Zimbabwe.

In the 2011/12 season, Starc made his Test cricket debut. In November, he took two five-wicket hauls against Queensland: first in a Sheffield Shield match and then in a one-day match. Despite losing both matches, Starc was named the match of the match for the first day of the season because of both his bowling results and his lateness in New South Wales' batting innings. He was once more selected to play for Australia A, this time in a warm-up match against New Zealand at the end of November. He was named in Australia's squad for the first Test match against New Zealand to replace the injured Ryan Harris, bringing him up to make his Test debut.

In the first Test of the two-Test series against New Zealand, Starc made his Test debut for Australia on December 1st 2011. Richie Benaud gave him his baggy green and took two wickets in the match. In the second Test, he took two wickets in the second Test, but was left out of the team's first Test of the new series against India and was later removed from the squad entirely for the 2012 New Year's Test to make way for Ryan Harris, who had recovered from his injury. In a man-of-the-match match against the Sydney Thunder, he played for the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League and took three wickets. When James Pattinson was ruled out due to a foot injury, he was recalled to Australia's Test squad, and he appeared in the third Test on the pace-friendly WACA Ground in place of spinner Nathan Lyon. He excelled at bowling with swing to right-handed batsmen, and during his four wickets, he dismissed Sachin Tendulkar's leg before wicketet. He was kept out of the squad for Lyon's return to make way for Lyon's return, and he was also recalled from Australia's ODI squad to allow for the return of Ryan Harris. This prompted him to play domestic cricket for New South Wales for the remainder of the season.

In April 2012, Starc returned to the national squad for their Test series in the West Indies. He did not participate in the first two Test matches, but he was able to play in the final Test of the season due to injuries to James Pattinson and Peter Siddle. Yorkshire County Cricket Club wanted to sign to Starc for the 2012 County Championship to strengthen their fast bowling lineup after the series was concluded. He had signed for a five-week deal and was supposed to play in four matches for Yorkshire, beginning with a match on May 9. However, Starc was arrested and detained at Heathrow Airport for more than four hours before being arrested because his visa forms had not been completed correctly. He had to fly back to Australia and then back to England, missing the May 9 match. Starc didn't make his county championship debut for Yorkshire until May 30, a tense match against Northamptonshire in which he took 5 wickets. Starc was called up again to return to the Australian squad in early July for the final ODI of a series against England, but he did not participate in the match and then moved to Australia A for their subsequent tour of England.

Starc was included in the Australian ODI squad in August and September of 2012 for Australia's series against Afghanistan and Pakistan. In Australia's first two matches against Afghanistan and five wickets against Pakistan in two victories, he began the tour in excellent form, winning man of the match. In the 2nd ODI against Pakistan, he did not take any wickets, despite his complaint of a side/chest injury, and Australia lost the match. Starc recovered and took four wickets in the final deciding ODI of the series. Australia defeated Australia in the series, and Starc was named the player of the series because of his nine wickets in Australia's two victories. Michael Clarke, the company's captain, referred to Starc's bowling as a standout, saying, "He bowled with a good rhythm." He's such a tall guy and he swung the ball superbly in conditions where the fast bowlers weren't present nor too many." Starc stayed in Australia's squad for the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka, where Australia made it to the semi-finals but was disqualified by the West Indies.

Starc and fellow national team fast bowlers Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood competed in the 2012 Champions League Twenty20 in Australia before the 2012/13 summer. The national team had problems earlier this season, as the Champions League meant that the three squads would only have the opportunity to play one first-class match before their first Test match of the Australian summer. The three bowlers also had a high workload and injuries, preventing them from being at their best when playing for Australia. Ali de Winter, Australia's bowling coach, flew to South Africa for the tournament to ensure that they weren't overexerting themselves. Brad Haddin, the sixers' captain, trusted Starc to bowl the final overs of each game, and Starc was extremely successful throughout the tournament. He appeared in the Sixers' game against his old side Yorkshire, taking three wickets to help Yorkshire restrict Yorkshire to only 96 runs from their twenty overs. With another three wickets against the Highveld Lions, he carried this up. The Sixers were undefeated in the tournament, and Starc was named as the tournament's top wicket taker with 14 wickets, making him the tournament's best wicket taker. Despite the heavy workload he'd endured over the past 12 months, Starc's triumph was awest, according to de Winter, who said he had been "robust."

On his return to Australia, Starc admitted that he had lost seven kilograms as a result of a gastric illness during the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka and a follow-up illness during the Champions League in South Africa. Starc was in contention for the first Test match against South Africa but Ben Hilfenhaus was ruled out of the team. He was voted the 12th man for the first two Test matches and in the meantime, he played well for New South Wales to press his case for inclusion in the team. He was finally accepted in Perth's final Test of the series. Although Australia lost the game, Starc took 6/154 for the second fastest Test fifty (32 balls) by an Australian in Australia's second innings on December 4th. Despite losing the game, Starc helped Australia win their first match of the summer against Sri Lanka in Hobart. Starc bowled aggressively with reverse swing in the final two wickets of the innings to win the match by a score of 5/63. Despite his recent form, he was pushed back in favour of Jackson Bird for his debut in the upcoming Boxing Day Test. The decision to suspend Starc for the Boxing Day Test was contentious. Young fast bowlers in recent years had suffered from many stress fractures, which sports scientists attributed to heavy workloads, and with Starc being the only bowler to play for Australia in any three modes (Tests, ODIs, and T20Is), he had a lot of work. However, the decision was criticized both because of the utmost importance that playing in the Boxing Test match would have for Starc and because resting Starc in the middle of a Test sequence could have ramifications regarding his morale and form. Bowlers cannot be switched on and off like robots, according to former Australian fast bowler Damien Fleming.

A week later, Starc and Bird would have been selected for the Sydney Test, while Starc remained in the squad for the next ODI series against Sri Lanka. Starc was forced to miss the second match due to calf soreness in the first match of the series. This was the first time an injury had caused Starc to miss a match for Australia. He also appeared in Australia's ODI series against the West Indies, and he was named player of the match after assisting the West Indies out for 70 runs in the 1st ODI, which saw Australia beat the West Indies out for 70 runs (a total of just 10 overs). A bone spur was discovered in Starc's ankle during this period. Starc has chosen not to do surgery to address the problem, which will have kept him out of the team for up to three months due to the team's hectic schedule in the coming year. Despite the apprehension that he will receive a significant sum of money, Starc also decided not to apply for the 2013 IPL player auction. He rather waited for two months to rest between Australia's 2013 tours of India and England. Starc came within one run of being the first Australian to score a Test century batting 9 or below for 65 years in the 3rd Test of Australia's tour of India. He played "nervelessly" through the majority of his innings, but when he reached 99, India's captain, MS Dhoni, put more pressure on Starc, he started playing wrong shots. Starc attempted to keep the ball off of Ishant Sharma's bowling, but instead he edged the ball behind him and was trapped by Dhoni. This was to be Starc's last game of the tour. India had won the series at the end of the 3rd Test match, so rather than put Starc's ankle spur on the ground, they sent him back to Australia for surgery in the hopes of returning to England in time for the tour of England. It was then discovered that a separate spur had already broken off on Starc's ankle, which had been causing him pain for several months. Starc later admitted that he had been relying on painkillers injections to get him through his bowling, but that the injections were no longer effective at dulling the pain by the end of the India series. The surgery was a success, and he was selected in Australia's squads for the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy and the 2013 Ashes series in England.

In Australia's first match of the Champions Trophy, it was Starc's first international match after recovering from ankle surgery. This loss to England was Starc's only match for the tournament as he was still recovering from injury. He continued his recovery by playing in a tour match against Somerset in which he and James Pattinson reacted with Somerset's batting with the second new ball, taking 6 wickets for no runs as Somerset fell from 2/304 to 320 all out. Starc was involved in Australia's loss in the first match but was disqualified for the second Test of the 2013 Ashes series. He was brought back to the side for the third match, being recalled because he could help create footmarks on the pitch for off-spinner Nathan Lyon to bowl into. Starc struggled to bowl with accuracy, but on day 3 of the match, he was able to produce reverse swing with the ball and take several key wickets. His inaccuracy was also useful, as a wayward ball delivered to Alastair Cook at a time when Cook was well dressed at the crease. Starc's wickets gave Australia a chance of winning the match, but the match was ultimately decided. Starc was still missing for the fourth match of the series, but he was recalled for the fifth and final match, with England already holding the Ashes. He had not played in two consecutive matches in a series since 2011. Overall, his Ashes collection showed signs of progress, but consistency and inaccuracy remained a problem for him. Starc returned to Australia after being in England for the following ODI series due to lower back pain. This was later identified as a stress fracture that barred Starc out of Australia's home summer, including the 2013–14 Ashes series rematch against England. Starc will not return to the Australian Test side until October 2014.

Later international career

In the second half of the 2013/14 season, Starc recovered from his back injury and rejoined Australia's squad in the shorter ODI and Twenty20 formats, but he didn't appear in a single first-class match until returning to the Test team in Australia's series against Pakistan in October 2014. Starc returned to Australia to play for New South Wales in the Sheffield Shield after being involved in the 2nd Test match. In his first match back against South Australia, he took seven wickets but was forced to leave the game due to a groin strain. For Australia's home series against India, Starc returned to the Test team once more. Starc was selected for the Gabba's second Test match, but Shane Warne was dissatisfied with his bowling style, but he failed miserably and his body language was criticized. Starc was ruled out of the 3rd Test but was recalled again for the 4th and final match of the series. After being banned from taking the wicket of Murali Vijay, the International Cricket Council had officially reprimanded him for a "exaggerated feast." Starc celebrated by screaming in Vijay's face as Vijay was trapped behind the stumps by Brad Haddin. Despite the reprimand, Starc did well and took five wickets.

The 2015 Carlton Mid Triangular Series, starring Australia and England, was won by Starc. In the first three wickets of England's batting innings, he bowled well from the very first match of the series. He maintained his four wickets against England by taking six wickets against India in the first over of the season. In both matches, he was named the match of the match, and his efforts culminated in him taking him to a career-high of 59 ODI wickets at a strike rate of only 24.2 deliveries per wicket. This strike-rate was the world record for players with more than 50 wickets at the time.

In the 2015 Cricket World Cup, Starc was part of Australia's vicious team, which was hosted in Australia and New Zealand. In the first match, he took two wickets against England, but Australia's second match against Bangladesh was called off without a ball being bowled due to rain. The third match of the World Cup was played against co-host New Zealand. Australia batted first and only scored 151, a target that was not expected to be able to defend. Starc bowled him off with a swing to start with, but he was bowled out of the bowling match after bowling 6 overs. Starc was brought back to bowl his remaining overs later in the game. He bowled the 23rd over, the last of his allotted ten overs, with New Zealand out for 7 runs to win. Kane Williamson, who was on strike at the start of Starc's over, led New Zealand's innings, but they lost a single off of the second ball. Starc's next delivery was a yorker, which bowled out Adam Milne. Tim Southee was bowled out by his next delivery, which put Starc on a hat-trick. Australia needed one more wicket to win the game, but Trent Boult, New Zealand's final batsman, was able to save the last two balls of Starc's spell. In the ensuing years, Williamson made the winning runs for New Zealand. Starc's second appearance during the season ended with 6 wickets. He became the first Australian ever to take 6 wickets in an ODI on several occasions.

Australia gained the majority of their group matches against Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, and Scotland following the loss to New Zealand. Starc took four wickets for 14 runs in just five overs of bowling, including dismissing both of Scotland's opening batsmen in the first seven overs of the innings. Australia progressed to the final of the World Cup, which was also played against New Zealand. This time, New Zealand batted first, and Starc opened the bowling for Australia. Brendon McCullum, who was playing on the third ball of the match, was crowned. This wicket had the effect of putting New Zealand on the defensive from the start, and they never recovered. Starc finished the tournament with 22 wickets and a bowling average of 10.18. His bowling average was 17.4 balls per wicket, the highest of any bowler in a World Cup since the 1975 Cricket World Cup's inaugural appearance. Starc was named the tournament's best ODI bowler in the world, and he finished the tournament as the top-ranked ODI bowler in the world.

In June 2015, Starc's tour of the West Indies brought him back to red-ball cricket. He took time in his first few Test runs to find his rhythm, but once he did, it was impossible for the West Indies batsmen to cope. His ten wickets at an average of 16.00 were second only to Josh Hazlewood in the series. After the West Indies series, Australia moved to England for the 2015 Ashes series. Starc's form made him a major threat to England, with former Test cricketer Graham Swann describing him as "beyond the best match-winning player they've got at the moment." Starc bowled Essex's innings in a tour match ahead of the Ashes against Essex, taking six wickets, including the last four wickets of Essex's innings within just 20 deliveries.

Starc had to have a field day against left-handed batsmen in the first match of the Ashes. Alastair Cook and Gary Ballance's release point close to the stumps made it possible for left-handers Alastair Cook and Gary Ballance to see which way the ball was going to swing, minimizing Starc's impact with the new ball. He was still able to take five wickets in England's first innings and was Australia's most reliable bowler during the tournament, but it was at a price that was not recoverable. On the first day of the match, Starc sustained an ankle injury, so he needed painkillers to bowl for the remainder of the match. Starc was ruled out of playing in the second match due to his ankle injury, but he fought back to help Australia win by two wickets. Starc's batting in the third Test match became more significant because Australia led by 145 runs after the first innings but then fell to 7/153 when Starc came in to bat in the second innings. Peter Nevill and his partner worked together to keep Australia alive, and Starc scored 58 runs before being disqualified from winning the Test match within three days, but this wasn't enough to keep England from winning the Test match within three days. Starc had career-best bowling figures of 6/111 in England's first innings, but this was England's only innings as they won the match by an innings and 78 runs to regain the Ashes. Starc had numerous bowling spells that England's batsmen were unable to react to, but he was never able to bowl to his best in crucial times. He managed to take 18 wickets but lost almost 4 runs per over through the series.

The time in England with an ODI series came to an end. Starc played, but his ankle injury from earlier in the tour aggravated him. Starc was found to have bone spurs in his ankles again during MRI scans. He needed cortisone injections to repair inflammation in his ankle joint and missed the 4th ODI but returned for the final game of the season despite some other players being canceled due to the short supply of Australian players to Bangladesh (although this tour was postponed a day before the Australian players were scheduled to fly to Bangladesh due to security issues), and then rescheduled for 2017). In the first over the match, Starc took a wicket, much like the 2015 World Cup final, as Australia bowled England out for 138 runs. During the game, Starc bowled a ball that killed England captain Eoin Morgan on the side of his helmet and forced him to withdraw due to concussion. This had an effect on Starc because Phillip Hughes was struck by the ball and later died. Morgan was unable to participate in any more games until the concussion, which meant he was unlikely to return to any more matches in the 2015 season.

Due to the postponement of Australia's tour of Bangladesh, Starc was unable to play domestic cricket. In the 2015–16 Matador BBQs One-Day Cup, he began his playing for New South Wales in the 2015-16 Matador BBQs One-Day Cup. Because of his ankle injury, Cricket Australia was largely off for New South Wales' fifth match, but Starc was unstoppable the remainder of the tournament. In the final, Starc was assisting New South Wales in winning the tournament, where he took three wickets. He took 26 wickets in a bowling average of 8.11 throughout the tournament (Kane Richardson with 15 wickets was the next most wickets) and was named player of the series). Shane Harwood, who took 24 wickets in ten matches in the 2008–09 Ford Ranger One Day Cup, set a new record for the most wickets in a season in Australian domestic one-day cricket, defeating a record set by Shane Harwood, who took 24 wickets in ten matches.

Starc completed the 2015 calendar year by participating in Australia's Test series against New Zealand. Mark Craig threw the ball at batsman Mark Craig in annoyance during the first match of the series. Craig had hit two fours off Starc's bowling and then blocked the next ball back to Starc. Starc threw the ball back at Craig, but it missed him and ran away for four overthrows. Starc was fined 50% of his match fee for the incident. Starc bowled the fastest ball ever recorded in Test cricket in the second Test match, with the broadcaster's speed gun measuring it at 160.4 km/h. In both of these matches, Starc had a heavy workload, and in the second Test bowled more overs than he'd ever bowled in a Test match. After this match, Starc needed cortisone injections again. In the final match of the series, the inaugural day-night Test match at Adelaide Oval, he was forced to leave the field due to a stress fracture in his foot. The injury meant he couldn't participate in Australia's new series against the West Indies, but it didn't need surgery. Starc had intended to postpone ankle injuries until after Australia's tour of New Zealand and the 2016 World Twenty2020, but after consulting with experts, it was determined that it was best for him to have the operation, making him unavailable for both of these events. Despite all of his injury woes, Starc ended 2015 as the best-performing bowler of the year in international cricket. His 46 wickets in Test matches and 41 wickets in ODIs made him the leading wicket-taker in international cricket.

Starc's return from foot surgery in December 2015 came as he was selected in Australia's squads for the 2016 West Indies Tri-Series in June. He trained at the National Cricket Centre with other Australian players who were not involved in the 2016 Indian Premier League, including Australian captain Steve Smith, who hoped that his return would "scare" opposition teams. Starc was off for two games to control his workload, both of which Australia lost, but Australia went on to win the tournament with Starc in the final. Starc recovered from the series without ankle pain and with much more mobility in his ankle joint than before his surgery.

Starc travelled to Sri Lanka from July to September, where he had a great deal of personal growth. In the second Test match, he bowled out a wicket in the very first ball of the match. Thanks to his work with interim coach Allan Donald, he was able to spin left-handed batsmen well enough to create reverse swing, including a new angle by bowling over the wicket. On the first day of the match, he had bowling figures of 5/44, breaking the record for the best bowling figures by an Australian fast bowler in Sri Lanka, as well as the record for the fastest bowling figures at Galle International Stadium. He also took his 100th wicket in Test cricket, making him one of the top five wickets in the series. With 6 wickets for 40 runs in the second innings, he had even better bowling figures in the second innings, but Australia lost the match. Starc scored his third five-wicket haul in three innings in the final Test match at SSC Cricket Ground, but he struggled with deep foot holes on the pitch. Starc had to adjust his follow-through to avoid the foot holes, running further into the pitch and attracting the umpires' attention. Starc took 24 wickets across the series, breaking the record for the most wickets for an international fast bowlers in a three-Test series in Asia, but Australia lost 3–0. Starc's success continued in his second ODI series, in which he took his 100th ODI wicket in his 52nd match. Starc became the first bowler to reach 100 ODI wickets, defeating a 19-year record set by Saqlain Mushtaq. When Starc threw the cricket ball at a batsman in the second ODI, he was officially punished for violating the ICC Code of Conduct.

In October 2016, Starc was rested for Australia's tour of South Africa, allowing him to prepare for the home summer. Mitchell Johnson, a former teammate, tipped him on to continue breaking records throughout the 2016/17 season, but during a practice session, he was inadvertently hit with training equipment and sustained a deep shin laceration. He needed 30 stitches, spent four days in hospital, and had to wear a knee brace to keep his skin in place while healing.

The ICC and Cricinfo recognized him in the World Test XI for his 2016 appearances. In 2016, he received the Allan Border Medal for the best Test bowler for his work against Sri Lanka. In the 2016–17 Border–Gavaskar Trophy series against India, he reached 1,000 Test runs in Pune. With this, he became the 14th Australian cricketer to take more than 100 wickets and hit more than 1,000 runs in Test cricket. He had a bowling average of 9 for 109 in the first Test match of Australia's 2018 away tour of South Africa, winning the Man of the Match award.

He broke Andrew Symonds' record of the most sixes at the MCG in a single innings against Pakistan in the Boxing Day Test on December 30, 2016, hitting 7 sixes.

When playing for New South Wales against Western Australia in the 2017-18 Sheffield Shield season, he became the first bowler to take a hat-trick in each innings of a Sheffield Shield match.

In April 2018, he was granted a national contract by Cricket Australia for the 2018-19 season. In the 2018–19 Border–Gavaskar Trophy series against India, he took 13 wickets, and in the following Test series against Sri Lanka, he was instrumental in Australia's clinching victory with his 10-wicket haul.

In April 2019, he was named in Australia's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Starc was Australia's quickest bowler to take 150 wickets in ODI cricket, in his 77th game against the West Indies, his highest bowler in terms of number of matches, taking this feat one match faster than Saqlain Mushtaq, who did it in 78 games. Australia won the match by 15 runs with Starc finishing 5/44 in his 10 overs. Starc was the first bowler to bowl three five-wicket hauls at the Cricket World Cup on June 29, 2019. He finished the tournament with 27 dismissals, which is an all-time record for most wickets in a single World Cup.

In July 2019, he was named in Australia's squad for the 2019 Ashes series in England. Despite this, he played a single game in Ashes, taking 4 wickets in two innings, as Australia continued to rotate their fast bowlers around the course of the series. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, Starc was selected in a 26-man preliminary squad to begin training ahead of a potential trip to England on July 16, 2020. The fixtures will be held on August 14, 2020, with Starc in the touring team taking part.

Starc was nominated for the ICC Men's ODI Cricketer of the Decade Award in November 2020. Starc took his 250th wicket in Test cricket in the second Test against India earlier this month. Starc was the first bowler for Australia to take 50 wickets in T20I cricket in August 2021. Starc was named in Australia's squad for the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup later this month. He took nine wickets in 7 matches, with a bowling average of 27.56.

Starc was selected in the 2021-22 Ashes series test squad. He continued to play throughout the series, with both the ball and bat, scoring runs as a reliable lower-order batsman, and he hauled up 19 wickets in 5 matches with a bowling average of 25.36. Starc's batting average of 38.75 helped the Australian cricket team to hold the Ashes and win the series 4-0.


The West Indies' legends clashed with each other, and Pat Cummins, the skipper, is accused of crossing a line in his remarks, January 29, 2024
As the fallout from Australia's humiliating loss to the West Indies, former Test stars Pat Cummins, his team, and each other, has fallen apart. Shamar Joseph (left with Pat Cummins and celebrating a wicket) engineered the famous Windies win by overcoming injury to take seven scalps.

How veteran Aussie paceman Mitchell Starc made his critics eat their words when it mattered at ODI World Cup, November 16, 2023
After playing a key role in Australia's victory over South Africa in the ODI World Cup final, veteran paceman Mitchell Starc (pictured right) showed that form is temporary and class is permanent, and the victory is permanent. With his cousin Ian Healy (left) among the detractors, the 33-year-old was chastised for his inability to take early wickets.

Scary moment cricket fans run for cover after stadium hoardings fall in India during Australia's World Cup clash with Sri Lanka, October 16, 2023
Mitchell Starc was barred from his first innings, with fans being led to the back of the town in Luckrow. After heavy winds caused the objects to fall from the roof, the BBC said fans were'scampering to safety.'
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