Mitchell Starc turns 31: Australia’s left-handed pacer Mitchell Starc turns 31 today. Once aspiring wicketkeeper turned into a striking fast bowler. His ability to bowl at high speed and swinging deliveries has helped him to rise through the ranks to one of the best modern-day bowlers, almost in every format of the game.
Due to several injuries in the team and stellar domestic performances, he finally received the Baggy Green, against New Zealand at the Gabba in late 2011. His debut Test was largely underwhelming, as he leaked runs at an alarming rate and took only 2 wickets in the match.
However, now when you take a look at his records now he has achieved a lot
- Starc is the fastest pace bowler to reach 100 ODI wickets.
- 486 International wickets
- Player of the 2015 World Cup
Starc’s contribution in 2015 WC is inestimable. The leading wicket-taker (22) in WC 2015 and bowled brilliantly in death overs.