Dubai. Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc was seen stumbling after a leg injury after training at the ICC Academy in Dubai on Tuesday night. Starc played in Australia’s first match of the T20 World Cup against South Africa, but could not perform as expected. This left-arm fast bowler took a break of about six months from cricket. Before reaching Dubai (T20 World Cup), he played very few matches. Although the team was successful in winning the first match of the tournament.
Due to injury, it is doubtful for Mitchell Starc to play for the team against Sri Lanka (Australia vs Sri lanka) on Thursday. However, the 31-year-old fast bowler has had a good T20 career. He has taken 150 wickets in 105 matches at an average of 19. His strike rate is 15.3. That is, he takes one wicket every 16th ball. Economy is of 7.26. His best performance has been 4 wickets for 15 runs.
Took 53 wickets in T20 Internationals
Talking about T20 International, Mitchell Starc has taken 53 wickets in 42 matches. The average is 22 and the economy is 7.24. His best performance has been three wickets for 11 runs. Starc has taken 255 wickets in 61 Tests and 195 wickets in 99 ODIs. He has taken 431 wickets in first class cricket. Mitchell Starc has also refused to play in the IPL for international matches.
Team eyes first title
Australia has won the ODI World Cup title 5 times. The team has so far failed to win the T20 World Cup title. The team has landed in the 7th season with preparation. The team restricted South Africa to 118 runs in the first match and won the match by 5 wickets. The team’s star player Glenn Maxwell is coming with a great performance in the IPL. However, opener batsman David Warner is not in good form.