|Full name||Mitchell Aaron Starc|
30 January 1990 |
Baulkham Hills, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||197 cm (6 ft 6 in)|
|Bowling style||Left arm Fast|
|Role||Bowler, Lower Order Batsman|
|Relations||Alyssa Healy (wife) 
Ian Healy (uncle-in-law)
Greg Healy (father-in-law)
Tom Healy (cousin-in-law)
|Test debut (cap 425)||1 December 2011 v New Zealand|
|Last Test||5 November 2015 v New Zealand|
|ODI debut (cap 185)||20 October 2010 v India|
|Last ODI||19 June 2016 v England|
|ODI shirt no.||56|
|Domestic team information|
|2009–||New South Wales (squad no. 56)|
|2014–||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 3 December 2015|
Mitchell Aaron Starc (born 30 January 1990), is an Australian cricketer who currently plays first-class cricket for the New South Wales Blues. He is a left-arm fast bowler and is also a handy lower order left-handed batsman. He was a prominent member of the victorious Australian squad that won the 2015 Cricket World Cup and would be declared Man of the Tournament as a result of his consistent performances.
- 1 Domestic career
- 2 International career
- 3 BBL and IPL career
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Career best performances
- 6 Five-wicket hauls
- 7 International Awards
- 8 References
- 9 External links
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 1st grade cricket team. He was known to wicketkeeper 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).
Starc debuted for his home state New South Wales in 2009, at the age of 19. His performances for Western Suburbs and the state 2nd XI earned him the elevation and he replaced the suspended Aaron Bird for the final match of the season. Starc, gained a spot at the Centre of Excellence in the off-season in 2009. In eight Sheffield Shield games in the 2009-10 season he captured 21 wickets, including a best of 5 for 74 against Queensland, and also chipped in with a half-century.
In 2015, Starc maintained his dominance at the international level by breaking records in the Australian domestic one-day tournament, which came about due to postponement of Australia's tour of Bangladesh. The pure numbers from Starc's tournament underline his dominance: 26 wickets from six matches at an average of 8.12 and a strike rate of 12.3. Starc was named as Player of the Tournament in the tournament in which New South Wales won.
After a series of injuries to several senior Australian fast bowlers, 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. Starc earned his first international call-up for Australia's 2010 tour to India, debuting in an ODI. In the Test series in India in 2013, he fell just one short of a maiden Test ton.
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.
Starc received the Man of the Tournament award in the 2015 Cricket World Cup, which Australia won, defeating New Zealand in the final. He also became Australia's leading wicket-taker across all forms of first-class and international cricket for the 2014–15 season with 60 wickets, including the leading wicket taker for 2015 Cricket World Cup (22 at an economy rate of 3.58), having played one fewer game than New Zealander Trent Boult. Starc was adjudged Man of the Tournament in the 2015 Cricket World Cup. He also is the leading wicket taker in the world in all forms of international cricket for the 2015 calendar year with 87 after his ankle injury in the inaugural day-night test at Adelaide Oval.
- In 2015, on day three of the Second Test between Australia vs New Zealand, Starc delivered his fastest ball at a rapid thunderbolt of 160.4 kph. This happened in the 89th over. This also made another record of the fastest Yorker ever bowled by any bowler, and the fastest ball ever bowled in a test. Within this spell he was consistently bowling well over 150kph. One of which, at 154.8 kph, smashed the corner of Brendon McCullum's bat. However, the accuracy of these readings has been criticized by fans and experts who indicate that the speed gun may have been malfunctioning. Evidence of this can be seen during a Tim Southee over in the same match where deliveries were recorded as 150kph and over, a speed he has never been close to achieving in his career.
- Starc is the first bowler to ball in a day-night test match ever, and first bowler to use pink ball in a test match.
BBL and IPL career
In 2012, Starc was signed by the Sydney Sixers for the inaugural Big Bash League, followed by the Champions League T20. In the 2014 Indian Premier League, he was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore and quickly became their key bowler in the IPL 2015 edition. After missing the beginning of the tournament with injury, he came back and continued on with his good form from the World Cup. 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.
He was later selected by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2014 auction. 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.
In 2015 he became engaged to Australian cricketer Alyssa Healy. They were married on 15 April 2016. The Starcs are only the third married couple to play test cricket after the English Prideauxs (Roger and Ruth) in the 1950s - 60, and the Sri Lankan de Alwis couple (Guy and Rasanjali) in the 1980's to 90's 
Career best performances
*as of November 28, 2015
|Tests||99||Australia v India||Mohali||2013||6–111||Australia v England||Nottingham||2015|
|ODI||52*||Australia v Sri Lanka||Sydney||2013||6–28||Australia v New Zealand||Auckland||2015|
|T20I||4||Australia v West Indies||Dhaka||2014||3–11||Australia v Pakistan||Dubai||2012|
|FC||99||Australia v India||Mohali||2013||6–51||Australia v Essex||Chelmsford||2015|
|LA||52*||Australia v Sri Lanka||Sydney||2013||6–25||NSW v CAXI||Sydney||2015|
|T20||29||RCB v KXIP||Bangalore||2014||4–15||RCB v KXIP||Bangalore||2015|
Test 5 wicket hauls
|2||5/63||6||Sri Lanka||Bellerive Oval||Hobart||Australia||2012||Won|
ODI 5 wicket hauls
|1||5/42||09||Pakistan||Sharjah Cricket Stadium||Sharjah||U.A.E||2012||Won|
|5||6/28||34||New Zealand||Eden Park||Auckland||New Zealand||2015||Lost|
One-Day International Cricket
Man of the series awards
|1||Australia vs Pakistan in UAE||2012||Runs: 11 (4 balls: 2×4), Ave – N/A, SR – 275.00
Field: 27.5–2–136–9, Ave – 15.11, Econ – 4.89, 1 catch
|Australia Won the series 2–1.|
|2||West Indies in Australia||2012/13||Runs: DNB
Field: 21.5–3–102–11, Ave – 9.27, Econ – 4.67
|Australia Won the series 5–0.|
|3||Carlton Mid Triangular Series||2014/15||Runs: 1 (1 ball)
Field: 39.5–2–196–12, Ave – 16.33, Econ – 4.92, 1 catch
|Australia Won the series 4–0.|
|4||2015 ICC Cricket World Cup||2015||Runs: 0 (3 balls)
Field: 63.5–3–224–22, Ave – 10.18, Econ – 3.51, 5 catches
|Australia Won the World Cup.|
Man of the Match awards
|S No||Opponent||Venue||Date||Match Performance||Result|
|1||Afghanistan||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah||25 August 2012||1* (1 ball); 9–1–47–4||Australia won by 66 runs.|
|2||Pakistan||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah||28 August 2012||10–2–42–5; DNB||Australia won by 4 wickets.|
|3||West Indies||WACA, Perth||1 February 2013||6.5–2–20–5; DNB||Australia won by 9 wickets.|
|4||England||SCG, Sydney||16 January 2015||8.5–0–42–4; 0* (0 balls)||Australia won by 3 wickets.|
|5||India||MCG, Melbourne||18 January 2015||10–2–43–6; DNB||Australia won by 4 wickets.|
|6||Scotland||Bellerive Oval, Hobart||14 March 2015||4.4–1–14–4: DNB||Australia won by 7 wickets.|
Twenty20 International Cricket
Man of the match awards
|1||Australia vs South Africa in South Africa||2013/14||4–1–16–2; DNB||Australia won by 6 wickets.|
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