All About Mitchell Starc And His Cricket Career

Mitchell Aaron Starc (born January 30 1990) is an Australian cricketer who now represents the Australian national team and New South Wales in domestic cricket. Starc, a left-arm fast bowler and lower-order left-handed batsman, was a key component of Australia’s 2015 Cricket World Cup-winning side and was named Player of the Tournament for his consistent efforts throughout the tournament. He is recognised as one of modern cricket’s top fast bowlers, and he is the fifth-highest wicket scorer in World Cup history with 49 wickets.

Starc’s 160.4 km/h delivery against Ross Taylor of New Zealand on November 15, 2015, was one of the quickest in a Test match. On August 21, 2016, against Sri Lanka, Starc became the fastest bowler to capture (over) 100 ODI wickets, doing so in 52 innings and surpassing Saqlain Mushtaq’s 19-year-old record of taking 100 wickets in 53 innings. Starc’s record was eclipsed 19 months later, on March 25, 2018, by Afghan leg spinner Rashid Khan, who claimed 100 wickets in only 44 innings. Starc is still the quickest paceman to accomplish the difficult feat as of February 2019.

He beat Andrew Symonds’ record of most sixes in a single innings at the MCG on December 30, 2016, when he smashed seven sixes against Pakistan in the Boxing Day Test. In November 2017, 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 a Sheffield Shield match in each innings.

Starc left the Royal Challengers Bangalore in February 2017 to focus on international cricket, demonstrating once again that the national team is his top priority. He has only played ten games with the Sixers throughout the years, collecting 20 wickets and surrendering at a 7.92 run per over average. With his aggressive bowling, he was the third-highest wicket-taker in the inaugural Big Bash League, scooping up 13 wickets and helping the Sixers to victory. He has played for the Sydney Sixers for five BBL seasons and will be a prominent player in BBL 07, his sixth season with the team.

But, until then, Mitchell Starc is here to stay, following a challenging path through Australia’s fast-bowling ranks. Injuries have sidelined him again, as he missed the whole 2018-19 season, but he remains an essential member of his national team, especially with the World Cup approaching.

Personal Information of Mitchell Starc

Full NameMitchell Aaron Starc
Home TownSydney, Australia   
NationalityAustralian
ProfessionCricketer
Bating StyleLeft Handed Bat
Bowling StyleLeft-Arm Fast
ReligionChristianity
SchoolHomebush Boys High School, Sydney   
HobbiesTravelling, Listening to Music   
Marital StatusMarried                          
DebutDecember 1, 2011, New Zealand in Brisbane  
Favourite BallReverse Swing
HeightIn centimeters- 196 cm
WeightKilograms (95) Kg
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Body Measurement Chest: 42 Inches Waist: 34 Inches Biceps: 14 Inches

Background of Mitchell Starc

He is Brandon Starc’s younger brother, an Olympic high jumper. Mitchell married Alyssa Healy, the wicketkeeper for the Australian Women’s Team, on April 15, 2016. They initially met when they were both wicketkeepers for the Northern Districts at nine.

Mitchell Starc Career in All Format

Domestic Career of Mitchell Starc

Starc began playing cricket at an early age, starting as a wicketkeeper for Northern Districts at nine. He was a Northern Districts Cricket Association representative player who attended Homebush Boys High School and played for the school’s 1st-grade cricket team. He was also a former junior player for Sydney’s Berala Sports Cricket Club, where he was notable for keeping wickets and bowling in the same innings.

At 19, Starc made his debut for his native state of New South Wales. His efforts for Western Suburbs and the state 2nd XI gained him the promotion, and he took over for Aaron Bird, who was banned for the season’s last match. In the off-season of 2009, Starc earned a position at the Centre of Excellence. He struck a half-century and took 21 wickets in eight Sheffield Shield games in the 2009–10 season, with a high of 5 for 74 against Queensland.

Starc extended his home domination in 2019, smashing records in the Australian domestic one-day event, created due to the cancellation of Australia’s trip to Bangladesh. Starc’s basic statistics from the tournament demonstrated his dominance: 26 wickets from six matches at an average of 8.12 and a strike rate of 12.3. New South Wales won the game, and Starc was awarded Player of the Tournament.

When he was 19 years old, Starc made his First-Class debut for New South Wales. He continued to play for his club, Western Suburbs, and his state’s 2nd XI. In the domestic circuit, he made significant progress as a bowling all-rounder. He made his List A and T20 debuts in domestic cricket in the same year. Following some outstanding performances in his first year, he was called up to the national team the following year.

International Career of Mitchell Starc

Following a spate of injuries to numerous prominent Australian fast bowlers, Starc was a late replacement for Josh Hazlewood in the team that toured India in late 2010. After Doug Bollinger was hurt after the first Test, Starc and two other uncapped young pacemen, Peter George and James Pattinson, were left to compete for a spot. Starc received his maiden international call-up after Pattinson was injured, and he made his One Day International (ODI) debut against India in Visakhapatnam in October 2010. He did not bat and was without a wicket.

Starc made his Test debut for Australia on December 1, 2011, in Brisbane, in the first of a two-match series against New Zealand. In the match, he took two wickets, and at the second Test in Hobart, he took two more. He was dropped out of the team for the first Test of the series against India but was returned for the third Test at the pace-friendly WACA Ground, where he took four wickets instead of spinner Nathan Lyon. In the 2012–13 Test series against India, he came within one run of a first Test century.

In 2012–13, Starc was chosen to play in the third Test of South Africa’s tour of Australia. Starc got 6/154 and the second-fastest Test fifty (32 balls) by an Australian in Australia’s second innings on December 4, even though Australia lost the match. Despite his recent form, he was benched for the Boxing Day Test against Sri Lanka, allowing Jackson Bird to make his debut. A week later, they’d both be named for the Sydney Test.

He was picked to Australia’s team for the 2019 Cricket World Cup in April 2019. Starc became the quickest bowler in several games to capture 150 wickets in ODIs in Australia’s match against the West Indies, doing it in his 77th game, one half faster than Saqlain Mushtaq, who achieved it in 78 games. Starc finished with 5/44 in his ten overs as Australia went on to win the match by 15 runs. Starc became the first bowler to capture three five-wicket hauls at the Cricket World Cup on June 29, 2019, against New Zealand.

Achievements of Mitchell Starc

He was the highest wicket-taker in the 2015 Cricket World Cup with 22 wickets, earning him the Man of the Tournament title for his continuous efforts. Starc blasted seven sixes against Pakistan in the 2016 Boxing Day Test, breaking Andrew Symonds’ record for most sixes in an innings at the MCG. In an ODI against Sri Lanka in 2016, Starc broke Saqlain Mushtaq’s 19-year-old record of collecting 100 wickets in 53 innings by becoming the fastest bowler to reach 100 ODI wickets in 52 innings. Starc is still the quickest bowler in the world to do it.

Net Worth of Mitchell Starc

Mitchell Starc’s net worth is believed to be $15 million.

Social Media Handles of Mitchell Starc

Instagram – 643K Followers 

Twitter – 453 Followers  

FAQ

What is the age of Mitchell Starc?

32 years.

What is the height of Mitchell Starc?

196 CM.

Who is Mitchell Starc’s idol?

Mitchell Starc names Wasim Akram as his cricketing idol.