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Mitchell Starc

27-Year-Old Bowler     Australia


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STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Foot    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
Birthdate:  January 30, 1990    Birthplace:  Sydney, Australia
Nationality:  Australia    Height:  6' 5"    Weight:  203 lbs    

March 10, 2017    Mitchell Starc News

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Starc has been ruled out of the remainder of the Indian tour due to a stress fracture in his right foot found by a scan on Friday. ESPN Cric Info reports.

The most recent injury to his foot has joined a host of injuries that Starc has had to endure as a pace bowler especially concerning his right foot/ankle. With the severity of the stress fracture unknown, it is still expected that Starc will be back from injury and available to the Australian ODI team for the Champions Trophy in England.

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Starc hit 61 from 63 in the first innings of the first Test against India on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Starc delivered a late and unexpected boost to Australia's middling tally on day one, notching 57 runs by stumps. The bowler's Test average is only 24.33, yet he managed nearly a run per ball off 63 deliveries. His form didn't carry over to day two, when he scored only four more runs in the first session before being caught out by Ravindra Jadeja off a Ravichandran Ashwin delivery to end Australia's innings.
Starc snatched three for 63 off 10 overs and totaled 29 off 23 not out with the bat in Sunday's ODI defeat to New Zealand at Hamilton.

Fantasy Analysis

After a strong close to the series against Pakistan, which saw him take four for 42 in the final match, Starc struggled at Auckland with both the bat and the ball. However, in a match that saw Australia's typically potent lineup whimper, Starc turned in a strong performance. While his skill is renowned with the ball, adding three wickets to his impressive haul for his career, his work with the bat helped keep Australia in the match, partnering with Pat Cummins for 51 before the final two batsmen whimpered out for just five.
Starc picked up four wickets in the victory over Pakistan to take the five-match series 4-1 on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Defending a big total of 369, Starc started the proceedings by picking up the wicket of Pakistan captain Azhar Ali in the third over of the innings. He then came back later to take the important wicket of dangerous batsman Sharjeel Khan and Mohammad Hafeez shortly after. Starc finished with impressive figures of four wickets for 42 runs off 9.1 overs.
Starc has been rested for the third ODI against Pakistan on Thursday at the WACA in Perth. ESPN Cric Info reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Australia's premier fast bowler in all formats has been given a chance to recuperate following a busy start to the summer and ahead of the remainder of the ODI series against Pakistan an upcoming ODI series against New Zealand. With Starc being rested, Billy Stanlake who debuted in Brisbane in the first ODI will come back into the side.
Starc snatched four for 119 off 38 overs in the second innings of Australia's victory over Pakistan at Gabba.

Fantasy Analysis

After choosing not to enforce the follow-on, Australia had as nervy a time bowling Pakistan out as possible. Needing 490, Pakistan just kept scoring runs after being bowled out at 142 in the second innings of the match. However, leave it to Starc to bowl an absolute peach to knock out the centurion Asad Shafiq for his fourth wicket of the innings followed by a run out the close out the 145th over and leave Pakistan 40 runs short. This was Starc's seventh four wicket haul in just 32 Test matches and is an absolutely integral piece of the Australian attack.
Starc snatched four for 80 in the second innings of Australia's victory over South Africa in the third Test of the series.

Fantasy Analysis

The pacey bowler wasted no time in jumping on the South African batsmen, picking up a wicket in the first over and catching Dean Elgar for a duck. He also knocked out Faf du Plessis, Vernon Philander and the centurion Stephen Cook to end the innings. While his overs were a bit expensive at 3.42, Starc was attacking the wicket and his haul helped get Australia needing only 127 on the chase.
Starc will play in against South Africa in Hobart this week despite the risk of injury.

Fantasy Analysis

The hosts have reportedly ignored medical data that shows Starc is a high injury risk, according to ESPN Cric Info. Team physiotherapist David Beakley said Cricket Australia had stretched their own conventions around fast bowling to allow him to play. Starc had only two weeks of bowling workouts to prepare for the Test – instead of the usual six – due to a serious leg injury he suffered while training earlier in the year.
Starc bowled four for 71 in a dominant first day of the South Africa Test in Perth on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Australia has a lot to prove in this first home Test of this cricket season, coming off a bruising 5-0 ODI loss in South Africa last month and a historic Test loss to Sri Lanka in August. A devastating bowling performance by Starc put the Aussies well and truly on the front foot by the end of day one, with South Africa all out for 242. Starc’s four wickets included opener Stephen Cook for a duck on the fourth ball, and captain Faf du Plessis for 37. Key scalps from Josh Hazlewood ensured the visitors never recovered.
Starc hopes to return in time for New South Wales' Sheffield Shield opener on October 25.

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The Australian fast bowler says his knee is “fine” after a freak leg injury he picked up two weeks ago after colliding with some training equipment. At the time he said he could “see a couple of bones” and needed around 30 stitches, but avoided tearing his patella tendon. Starc is currently wearing a knee brace, but expects to be back in time for the Sheffield in October and Tests against South Africa and Pakistan in November.
Starc will be hoping to be fit for the first test against South Africa in seven weeks time due to undergoing surgery for an injury picked up during a training session on Thursday. ESPN Cric Info reports.

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Australia's fast bowler collided with training equipment during a training session in Sydney on Thursday, shuddering a deep laceration to his left shin. Starc was taken to hospital soon after where he then received medical attention including approximately 30 stitches. He hopes to make his return for the first test of the Australian summer.
Starc snatched three for 26 off four overs in Tuesday's T20 victory over Sri Lanka.

Fantasy Analysis

Starc has been outstanding in all three formats against Sri Lanka. Across the nine matches comprising this super-series, Starc has picked up at least one wicket in every match and at least two wickets in eight of the nine matches. With a rest coming for Australia's ODI series against South Africa, look for him to make a final statement in the second T20 against Sri Lanka while sitting on 39 wickets across the nine matches.
Starc was the pick of the bowlers for the victorious Australian side as they managed to restrict Sri Lanka to 195, with the opening bowler picking up three wickets Sunday.

Fantasy Analysis

In what was an all round strong bowling performance from Australia, Starc picked up three wickets including stand-in captain and key batsman Dinesh Chandimal for just one run. The fast bowler finished with impressive figures of three wickets for 40 runs from nine overs bowled. In the field, Starc also took the catch of opener Dhananjaya de Silva from the bowling of James Faulkner.
Starc will be rested for the upcoming one-day series between Australia and South Africa in preparation for the Australian summer. ESPN Cricinfo reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Following the Australian tour of Sri Lanka where the pace bowler found much success, bringing up the milestones of 100 test and 100 ODI wickets, the Australian team along with Starc himself have found in their best interest that their talismanic fast bowler be rested in preparation for the upcoming summer.
Starc took three for 32 off 10 overs in Australia's ODI victory over Sri Lanka on Sunday.

Fantasy Analysis

The 26-year-old has made quite a name for himself with the ball throughout his young career. Having taken his 100th Test wicket earlier this month during their Test series against Sri Lanka, he followed that up with his 100th ODI wicket in record time, needing just 52 innings to take his 100th wicket. He followed that up with one more to help shorten the Aussies' chase. His 3.20 economy was the best mark on the squad and, despite bowling 10 overs, he didn't allow as much as a single four. He'll look to carry his strong form into Wednesday's second ODI after being the only bright spot of the Test series.
Starc took two for 58 off 17 overs in the second innings of Australia's third Test against Sri Lanka.

Fantasy Analysis

After leading the charge with five wickets in the first innings, Starc couldn't quite replicate his success in the second innings. After grabbing a huge lbw in the first over, Starc took just one more wicket for the match. The pace bowler held an economy of 3.41 for the innings, nothing to write home about, but better than some of his teammates, who couldn't figure out how to best the Sri Lankan batters.
Starc bowled five for 63 in the first innings of Australia's third Test against Sri Lanka.

Fantasy Analysis

One of the few bright spots of Australia's disastrous series in Sri Lanka, bowler Mitchell Starc has consistently delivered in all three matches. The 26-year-old left-armer claimed his third five-for this series in the first innings of this match, including a fifth-over duck for opening batsman Kaushal Silva. Starc conceded a miserly 63 runs in his 25.1 overs at the crease, allowing no sixes while delivering 125 dots for an economy rate of 2.50.
Starc followed up his five-for in the first innings by taking six wickets in the second innings of the second Test against Sri Lanka.

Fantasy Analysis

In what has so far been a disappointing match for Australia, Starc has been the shining light. His figures from this match, 11/94, overtake his previous best figures of 8/208. He did, however, fail to make a contribution with the bat in Australia's first innings, being dismissed for a golden duck by Rangana Herath on a hat-trick ball.
Starc nabbed two for 37 off nine overs during Sunday's win in the Tri-Series versus the West Indies.

Fantasy Analysis

Following a lengthy recovery from foot surgery, Starc made his first appearance of any kind since last November. His pace caused trouble for the hosts from the outset, as he got Andre Fletcher to take a careless swing and hit to backward point in the first over of the match. The wicket landscape was barren for a stretch, but Mitchell Marsh's dismissal of Darren Bravo and Starc's of Johnson Charles in the span of 13 balls started a domino effect. Sitting on 50/1 after 11, the Windies tumbled all the way to 116 all out in just 32.3 overs. Such a mark wasn't daunting in the slightest for David Warner and the rest of Starc's mates to handle in the chase.
Starc stymied Kings XI on Wednesday, corralling the first four-wicket haul of his two-year IPL career.

Fantasy Analysis

Starc's campaign experienced a delayed start due to knee soreness, but after six innings, he's already closing in on the top spot on the wicket leaderboard. He commenced the Royal Challengers' defense of 226 with the immediate dismissal of fill-in opener Manan Vohra, who was taken via a diving grab at the covers. Mixing in 15 dot balls as the match progressed, Starc proceeded to quell the bottom of Punjab's order, sending off Mitchell Johnson, Anureet Singh, and Karanveer Singh with a combined five runs to their names. While Starc's 15 wickets are impressive by any calculation, he's backing it up with mind-boggling figures, namely a 5.45 economy rate and 8.8 strike rate.
Starc collected yet another three-wicket haul Monday, yielding 24 off his four overs during the Royal Challengers' 24-run loss to the Super Kings at Chennai.

Fantasy Analysis

Starc's start to this year's edition of the IPL was delayed due to a sore knee, but he continues to climb the wicket leaderboard in pursuit of the Purple Cap, which is awarded to the bowler with the most scalps by tournament's end. Taking the new ball Sunday, he immediately put the clamps on the Super Kings, ending the first over by bowling over Dwayne Smith's off stump. As the first innings drew to a close, Starc's final over included the wickets of Dwayne Bravo and Pawan Negi via yorker. With 11 to his credit in five innings, Starc, the seamer, carries the cheapest figures (9.54 average, 5.83 economy rate, and 9.81 strike rate) of any player with at least one wicket during IPL8.
Starc took one wicket for 15 runs at an economy rate of 7.50 in Saturday's rain-shortened game in Bangalore where the bowlers were only allowed to bowl a maximum of two overs. After winning the toss and electing to field, the Challengers won by seven wickets with two balls to spare.

Fantasy Analysis

Starc is a wicket-taking machine, but it's also his economy rate that keeps him at the forefront of T20 bowlers. His IPL economy rate is 7.13 while his career T20 rate is 7.11. Because he bowls fast yorkers, he is a very hard man to get away. Batsmen are not allowed to free up their arms to swing lustily.
Starring once again with the ball, Starc blasted three wickets for just 20 runs from his four overs in the Challengers rout of the Daredevils on Sunday at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium.

Fantasy Analysis

With speed and accuracy his main weapons, Starc has continued his stellar year by claiming three wickets unassisted by the fieldsman. He started his IPL campaign just five days ago and has taken seven wickets for 66 runs at an average of 9.42 and an economy rate of 5.5. In his very first over, he put the Daredevils on the back foot and they never recovered, making just 95, the lowest team score of IPL8. Gayle and Kholi knocked these runs off in just 10.3 overs
In another fine bowling performance, Starc knocked over three Rajasthan batsmen for just 22 runs on Friday to help set up a big victory for his Royal Challengers.

Fantasy Analysis

Starc will have to think about building a new cabinet at home to put all his trophies in after adding another Man of the Match award to his impressive tally this year. His accurate bowling, even on slow pitches, has again proved almost impossible for batsmen to get on top of. He has taken wickets in every match he has played since the beginning of the World Cup with a majority being LBW, bowled or caught at the wicket, as he gives batsmen no room to play their more expansive strokes. Although three wickets is the most he has ever taken in a T20 match, with a best of 3/11, he keeps batsmen guessing with genuine pace and swing. To add to his night, he caught Rajasthan captain Shane Watson before he could really do any damage.
Starc made an impressive return from injury (knee) to take one wicket for 24 runs from his four overs at M Chinnaswamy Stadium against the Super Kings on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

In his first match since the World Cup, Starc took up where he left off. His economy rate of just 6.00 was valuable, although not enough to see his side through to victory. He bowled 14 dot balls, with only one over, his third, being at all expensive. He didn't seem hampered at all by the knee soreness that has kept him on the sidelines since the end of March. He has played in 70 T20 matches, bowling in them all. His total of 103 wickets at an average of 18.03 and a strike rate of 15.0 are testament to what a fine bowler he has become.
Starc will miss the first 2-to-3 weeks of the upcoming IPL season due to a sore knee, ESPN Cric Info reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Starc will merely rest following his Player-of-the-Tournament performance from the recent World Cup, during which he took 22 wickets for 10.18, while giving up merely 3.50 runs per over. He recorded at least two wickets in each of Australia's eight matches, including his best ODI outing, six for 28, against New Zealand on Feb. 28. Once his knee is cleared by Cricket Australia, Starc will embark on his second IPL campaign with the Royal Challangers. In 2014, he toppled 14 for 28.71 and an economy of 7.49.
Starc won the man of the series for the recently completed World Cup. Clean bowling the New Zealand danger man Brendon McCullum with the fourth ball of the match at the MCG on Sunday, Starc took his second wicket in the batting powerplay to finish with two for 20 from his eight overs, with an economy rate of 2.50.

Fantasy Analysis

Starc took wickets in all eight matches of the World Cup, totaling 22, of which 12 were cleaned bowled, and conceding just 224 runs. This was an amazing effort, as he always bowls in the powerplays or at the death. He has bowled in 41 ODIs, taking six four-wicket and five five-wicket hauls. His best bowling was six for 28 against New Zealand in Auckland earlier in the tournament. On Tuesday, he was named in the squad to tour the West Indies and England in the northern summer, but a minor knee injury will see him miss the first three weeks of the IPL with Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Starc continued his stellar World Cup campaign Saturday in Hobart against Scotland. He took four for 14 off 4.4 overs at a stunning economy rate of 3.00.

Fantasy Analysis

Starc's statistics for this tournament are 16 wickets for 136 runs at an average of 8.50 and an economy rate of 3.67. These figures are excellent considering he opens the bowling in the power play and bowls at the death when the batsmen are swinging heartily. He was named man of the match again in Hobart.
Starc took two for 29 off 8.2 overs at the SCG on Sunday against Sri Lanka.

Fantasy Analysis

Starc has been the most improved player in the Australian team this summer. Not only is he taking wickets, but his ability to keep the run rate down has proven to be a match winner. Seven of Starc's last nine wickets have been bowled, showing how straight and full he is bowling. His economy rate in this match was 3.48, with his overall ODI rate being 4.86.
Starc pummeled two wickets for 18 off six overs during Australia's domination of Afghanistan on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Firing yorkers in the opening and latter overs, Starc's pace was too much for the associate side. The result was 24 dot balls and one four allowed in six overs en route to a tidy 3.00 economy rate. With 10 wickets in his back pocket, Starc sits in a tie for second-most in the World Cup, which is supported by a 9.30 average and 3.87 runs yielded per over.
Starc was brilliant Saturday, taking a career-best six for 28 off his nine overs, almost single-handedly saving the match for Australia.

Fantasy Analysis

Starc figures of six for 28 were the second-best figures in World Cup history. Of his six scalps, four were bowled as he displayed a menacing streak, especially toward the tail-enders. Starc now has eight wickets in his two games this World Cup, at a stellar average of 9.38. This was also the second six-for that Starc has taken this year, previously getting six for 43 against India in January.
Starc picked up two for 47 in nine overs in Australia's opening match of the World Cup on Saturday versus England.

Fantasy Analysis

Starc got the early wicket of Moeen Ali in his first spell, and then came on toward the end of the English innings to collect the wicket of Stuart Broad. At the moment, Starc is in good form, taking 16 wickets from his last seven limited overs games. He has the ability to swing the ball both ways at pace and could prove a handful on Australian pitches.
Starc played in the Tri-Series Final against England in Perth on Sunday and probably played his poorest match of the series. He didn't take a wicket, and his economy rate was a disappointing 5.71 in seven overs.

Fantasy Analysis

In some ways, Starc has been the surprise packet of the Australian One-Day summer. Criticised heavily in the media for his Test performance against India in early January, he started the ODI Tri-Series spectacularly and continued to take wickets of both India’s and England’s top order batsmen, totaling 12 in five matches. Starc has always been behind Mitchell Johnson in the Australian team as a left arm fast bowler but this season has played alongside Johnson with some success. However, if James Faulkner (abdomen) is fit, the Australian selectors may opt to avoid playing three left arm fast bowlers. Starc is also handy with the bat, coming in around No. 9, and can make a valuable contribution to the finishing overs of a run chase.