As a younger version of Mitchell Johnson, Starc joined the Australian cricket scene. The youngster improved his pace and consistency to the point that he can be compared to Johnson in terms of bowling action, accuracy, and instilling terror in batsmen’s minds. The only thing keeping him from statistically matching Johnson was the number of injuries that took him out of cricket.
Domestic or T20 League Records
In 2015, Starc was named the Marsh One-Day Cup’s Man of the Tournament.
In 2017, he became the first bowler in Sheffield Shield history to bowl a hat-trick in both innings.
- On November 15, 2015, he bowled Ross Taylor the quickest delivery in a Test match, at 160.4 kph (99.67 mph).
- On August 21, 2016, he became the fastest bowler in history to take 100 ODI wickets (52 innings). He is also the fastest runner in the world to do so.
- In the 2014/15 season, he became Australia’s top wicket-taker across all formats, taking 60 wickets in domestic and international cricket.
- In the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, he was the leading wicket-taker (22 wickets)
In the calendar year 2015, he was the leading wicket-taker in international cricket (87 wickets)
In Test cricket, he is the 14th Australian to take 100 wickets and make 1000 runs.
- Most ODI wickets in the fastest time (77 matches)
- In World Cup cricket, he has the most five-wicket hauls (3)
- In the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, the leading wicket-taker is (27 wickets)
- In 2015, he was named Man of the Tournament at the ICC World Cup, and in 2017.
- he was awarded the Allan Border Medal for becoming the best Australian Test bowler in 2016.
Starc made his First Class debut for New South Wales in 2009, when he was 19 years old. He also continued to play for his club, Western Suburbs, as well as his state’s 2nd XI. In the domestic circuit, he made fast progress as a bowling all-rounder.
In domestic cricket, he made his List A and T20 debuts in the same year. Following some outstanding results in his first year, he was called up to the national team the following year.
On October 20, 2010, Starc made his international debut in a one-day international against India in Visakhapatnam. He appeared in the series’ only game and made his Test debut three months later in Brisbane against New Zealand. He did not have a great bowling performance, but he did score 99 against the Indian national cricket team in his second Test match. He then became the first batsman to face more than 100 balls in both innings while batting below the No. 8 slot.
On September 7, 2012, he made his T20I debut against Pakistan in Dubai, and he was also selected to the 2012 ICC T20 World Cup’s “Team of the Tournament.” He maintained his excellent form and was named to the 2013 ICC World ODI XI. At that time, he had firmly established himself in the Australian ODI team.
In the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, which was co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, he was their mainstay. With 22 wickets, he became the tournament’s top wicket-taker as they claimed the championship for the fifth time in a row. Starc was also named Man of the Tournament, and he was presented with his award by Sachin Tendulkar. He’d made a name for himself as a bowler who loved to sweep up batting lineups’ tails. His best ODI bowling score came against eventual runners-up and co-hosts New Zealand in a league stage series, where he took 6/28.
Starc’s year 2015 was a watershed moment for him, when he became the top wicket-taker in international cricket in all formats, with 87 scalps. He took his 100th Test wicket in Sri Lanka the next year. He was called to the ICC World Test and One-Day International XIs in 2016. After that, he won the Allan Border Award for the best Australian Test bowler in 2016.
Starc became the 14th Australian to score 1000 Test runs in addition to 100 Test wickets in the 2016/17 Border-Gavaskar Trophy against India. In 2017, he was called to the ICC World Test XI for the second time. In early 2018, he was offered a national contract by Cricket Australia.
He was selected for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup and was once the tournament’s leading wicket-taker. He set a new record for most wickets in a single ICC Cricket World Cup by taking 27. He has added two more five-wicket hauls to his previous one, giving him the most in World Cup cricket. ICC named him to the Team of the Tournament.
IPL and BBL career
Mitchell Starc has been signed by the Sydney Sixers for the 2011/12 Big Bash League season. In a fruitful tournament for the Sixers franchise, he took 13 wickets in six matches as they claimed the inaugural edition of the BBL. In the following two editions, he only played one game and took two wickets each.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore then signed him to play in the IPL 2014. In the same number of games, he took 14 wickets. He only played two games and took three wickets in the 2014/15 BBL.
The IPL 2015 season took place after the World Cup. Starc was also recovering from an injury and was only able to reach RCB for their third game. He maintained his outstanding form in the mega case, taking 20 wickets in just 13 games. He finished the competition as the tournament’s fifth-highest wicket-taker.
In 2017, he left the RCB and was later signed by the Kolkata Knight Riders to compete in the IPL 2018. He was released by KKR in November 2018 after missing the whole season due to injury.
He is Brandon Starc’s younger brother, who is an Olympic high jumper. Mitchell married Alyssa Healy, the wicketkeeper for the Australian Women’s Team, on April 15, 2016. They first met when they were both wicket-keepers for the Northern Districts at the age of nine.