|Full name||Mitchell Aaron Starc|
30 January 1990 |
Baulkham Hills, New South Wales, Australia
|Bowling style||Left arm fast|
|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|
|2009–||New South Wales Blues (squad no. 56)|
|2012-||Yorkshire (squad no. 56)|
|2014||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|Source: Cricinfo, 25 August 2013|
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. He took two wickets in the match, and another two in the second Test in Hobart. He was left out of the squad named for the first Test of the subsequent series against India, but was recalled for the third Test on the pace-friendly WACA Ground in place of spinner Nathan Lyon, taking four wickets. 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. 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. 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.
- During the third test of 2013 Border-Gavaskar Trophy Starc became the first recorded instance of a No. 9, 10 or 11 surviving 100 balls in both innings.
Test 5 wicket hauls
|2||5/63||6||Sri Lanka||Bellerive Oval||Hobart||Australia||2012|
ODI 5 wicket hauls
|1||5/42||9||Pakistan||Sharjah Cricket Stadium||Sharjah||U.A.E||2012|
Career best performances
as of 19 July 2014
|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|
- "Mitchell Starc". cricket.com.au. Cricket Australia. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
- Brettig, Daniel (1 December 2011). "Starc searches for consistency". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 January 2012.
- "New Zealand tour of Australia, 2011/12 / Scorecard: First Test". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 January 2012.
- "New Zealand tour of Australia, 2011/12 / Scorecard: Second Test". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 January 2012.
- Brettig, Daniel (29 December 2011). "Harris recalled, Watson's prospects cloudy". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 January 2012.
- "India tour of Australia, 2011/12 / Scorecard: Third Test". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 January 2012.
- "Big Bash League, 2011/12 / Records / Most wickets". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 January 2012.
- "Proteas register emphatic victory". Supersport. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
- "Blogs: Andy Zaltzman: Just how bad are Australia? | Cricket Blogs". ESPN Cricinfo. 2013-03-19. Retrieved 2013-04-15.
- Media related to Mitchell Starc at Wikimedia Commons
- Mitchell Starc : player profile from RoyalChallengers
- Cricinfo Official Site - Player Profile
- Western Suburbs District Cricket Club
- Mitchell Starc on Twitter