Mitchell Starc Birthday: Australian storm bowler Mitchell Starc turns 34, if he plays the 2027 World Cup, he will break many world records.


Mitchell Starc Birthday: Australian storm bowler Mitchell Starc turns 34, if he plays the 2027 World Cup, he will break many world records.

New Delhi:Australia cricket team’s legendary fast bowler Mitchell Starc is celebrating his 34th birthday today. Born on January 30, 1990, in Baulkham Hills, Sydney, Starc made his international debut on October 20, 2010 against the Indian team. He achieved many achievements in his cricket career. He was part of the winning Australia team of ODI World Cup 2023. Apart from this, he was a member of the winning Kangaroo team of T-20 World Cup 2021 and World Test Championship 2021-23. He is at third place in the list of top 10 bowlers who have taken the most wickets in the World Cup.

Excellent bowling in the World Cup final
Starc was named Player of the Match for his excellent performance in the ODI World Cup 2015. He jointly took the maximum of 22 wickets in 8 matches. Apart from him, New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult also got 22 successes. Starc also bowled well in the ODI World Cup 2023, which ended at the end of last year. He had achieved 16 successes in 10 matches. He was the 7th highest wicket taker in the tournament. In the final match, he took 3 wickets for 55 runs in 10 overs against the Indian team and pushed Team India on the back foot.

KKR bought for Rs 24.75 crore
Starc was rewarded for his excellent performance in the World Cup in the mini auction for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bought Mitchell Starc for a record Rs 24.75 crore. With this he became the most expensive player in the history of the league. His base price was Rs 2 crore. Starc played his last IPL in 2015. In the same auction, Kangaroo fast bowler Pat Cummins was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 20.50 crore.

Took third most wickets in ODI World Cup
Talking about Starc’s statistics in international cricket, he has taken 353 wickets in 166 innings of 87 Tests played so far. During this period, he has taken 10 wickets twice and 5 wickets 14 times. He is the 5th highest wicket taking Kangaroo bowler in Tests. Starc has 236 wickets in his name in 121 ODIs. He is the fourth highest wicket taking Australian bowler in this format. Apart from this, the fast bowler has taken 73 dismissals in 58 T-20 international matches. He is the second highest wicket taker Kangaroo bowler in this shortest format of cricket.

Will make this record if we play 2027 World Cup

Starc is the bowler taking the third highest number of wickets (65) in the ODI World Cup. In this list, Australian legend Glenn McGrath (71) is at first place and Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan (68) is at second place. If Starc plays the ODI World Cup to be held in 2027, he can break the records of Muralitharan and McGrath. For this he will have to take 7 more wickets.

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