Mitchell Starc

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Mitchell Starc
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Personal information
Full name Mitchell Aaron Starc
Born (1990-01-30) 30 January 1990 (age 24)
Baulkham Hills, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.97 m (6 ft 5 12 in)[1]
Batting style Left-hand
Bowling style Left arm fast
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 425) 1 December 2011 v New Zealand
Last Test 21–25 August 2013 v England
ODI debut (cap 185) 20 October 2011 v India
Last ODI 6 February 2013 v West Indies
ODI shirt no. 56
Domestic team information
Years Team
2009– New South Wales Blues (squad no. 56)
2011– Sydney Sixers
2012– Yorkshire (squad no. 56)
2014 Royal Challengers Bangalore
Career statistics
Competition Test ODIs FC LA
Matches 14 28 44 47
Runs scored 485 161 838 269
Batting average 30.31 32.20 24.64 29.88
100s/50s 0/4 –/1 0/5 –/1
Top score 99 52* 99 52*
Balls bowled 2,832 1318 7,352 2,359
Wickets 45 49 132 87
Bowling average 36.22 22.48 31.56 22.57
5 wickets in innings 2 3 4 4
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 6/154 5/20 6/154 5/20
Catches/stumpings 5/– 5/– 21/– 9/–
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 21 December 2014

Mitchell Aaron Starc is an Australian cricketer who currently plays first-class cricket for the New South Wales Blues and Yorkshire CCC. He is a left-arm fast bowler.

He is also a former junior cricketer for the Berala Sports Cricket Club in Sydney, Australia, who attended Homebush Boys High School also representing the school's first grade team. He was known to wicketkeep and bowl in the same innings during his time with the club. Mitchell Starc was also a representative cricketer of the Northern District Cricket Association (NDCA).

After a series of injuries to several senior Australian pacemen, Starc was a late replacement in the team to tour India in late-2010, replacing Josh Hazlewood. Later Doug Bollinger was injured after the First Test, and that left Starc and fellow uncapped young pacemen Peter George and James Pattinson competing for a place. George was selected, and after Pattinson was injured, Starc made his ODI debut against India in Visakhapatnam in October 2010. He did not bat and was wicketless.

Starc made his Test debut for Australia on 1 December 2011 in the first Test of the two-Test series against New Zealand in Brisbane.[2] He took two wickets in the match,[3] and another two in the second Test in Hobart.[4] He was left out of the squad named for the first Test of the subsequent series against India,[5] but was recalled for the third Test on the pace-friendly WACA Ground in place of spinner Nathan Lyon, taking four wickets.[6] During the 2011–12 Australian summer, Starc also played for the Sydney Sixers in the inaugural Big Bash League. The Sixers won the tournament and Starc finished as its equal third-highest wicket-taker with 13 in six matches.[7] Starc was selected to play for the third test of South Africa's tour of Australia in 2012. Whilst Australia lost the match, Starc took 6/154 and achieved the second fastest test fifty (32 balls) by an Australian in Australia's second innings on 4 December.[8] Despite his recent form, he was rested in favour of Jackson Bird to make his debut for the Boxing Day Test against Sri Lanka. They would both be selected for the Sydney Test a week later.He was later selected by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2014 auction.

Starc earned his first international call-up for Australia's 2010 tour to India, debuting in an ODI. In 2012, Starc was signed by the Sydney Sixers for the inaugural Big Bash League, followed by the Champions League T20. In the Test series in India in 2013, he fell just one short of a maiden Test ton. In the 2014 Indian T20 league, he was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Records[edit]


Test 5 wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 6/154 5  South Africa WACA Perth Australia 2012
2 5/63 6  Sri Lanka Bellerive Oval Hobart Australia 2012

ODI 5 wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/42 9  Pakistan Sharjah Cricket Stadium Sharjah U.A.E 2012
2 5/20 16  West Indies WACA Perth Australia 2013
3 5/32 17  West Indies WACA Perth Australia 2013


Career best performances[edit]

as of 19 July 2014

Batting Bowling
Score Fixture Venue Season Score Fixture Venue Season
Tests 99 Australia v India Mohali 2013 6–154 Australia v South Africa Perth 2012
ODI 52* Australia v Sri Lanka Sydney 2013 5–20 Australia v West Indies Perth 2013
T20I 4 Australia v West Indies Dhaka 2014 3–11 Australia v Pakistan Dubai 2012
FC 99 Australia v India Mohali 2013 6–154 Australia v South Africa Perth 2012
LA 52* Australia v Sri Lanka Sydney 2013 5–20 Australia v West Indies Perth 2013
T20 29 RCB v KXIP Bangalore 2014 3–11 Australia v Pakistan Dubai 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mitchell Starc". cricket.com.au. Cricket Australia. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Brettig, Daniel (1 December 2011). "Starc searches for consistency". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "New Zealand tour of Australia, 2011/12 / Scorecard: First Test". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "New Zealand tour of Australia, 2011/12 / Scorecard: Second Test". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Brettig, Daniel (29 December 2011). "Harris recalled, Watson's prospects cloudy". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "India tour of Australia, 2011/12 / Scorecard: Third Test". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Big Bash League, 2011/12 / Records / Most wickets". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Proteas register emphatic victory". Supersport. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "Blogs: Andy Zaltzman: Just how bad are Australia? | Cricket Blogs". ESPN Cricinfo. 2013-03-19. Retrieved 2013-04-15. 

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