MITCHELL STARC

  • Cricket World Cup: Mitchell Starc wants to repeat blistering form against Afghanistan 4 days ago

    Auckland: Mitchell Starc has no desire to be stood down for Wednesday's World Cup clash against Afghanistan in Perth after his six-wicket blitz just failed to nudge the four-time champions past New Zealand. With Australia expected to sweep past Afghanistan, there has been talk they might 'keep their power dry' by...
  • ICC World Cup: Twitter skips a beat, New Zealand beat Australia 5 days ago

    The pulse of Twitterati went up and down as the pendulum kept swinging in Auckland on Saturday, when the Cricket World Cup co-hosts played the most exciting match of the tournament in 15 days. New Zealand and Australia are two of the hot favourites to lift the trophy on March 29,...
  • World Cup: Brendon McCullum praises both Trent Boult and Mitchell Starc 5 days ago

    Auckland: New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum Saturday praised the pace spearheads of both sides as the hosts scraped past Australia to win by one wicket in a Pool A World Cup encounter here at the Eden Park here. Left-armer Trent Boult was outstanding in the first half of the innings being...
  • World Cup 2015: Our batting was horrendous, says Michael Clarke 5 days ago

    Auckland: Australia skipper Michael Clarke blamed their "horrendous" batting for their one-wicket loss to New Zealand in a World Cup Pool A game at the Eden Park on Saturday. Deciding to bat first, Australia were bowled out for 151 in 32.2 overs with Black Caps pacer Trent Boult (5/27) picking up...
  • World Cup: New Zealand enter quarters after thrilling 1-wicket win over Australia 5 days ago

    Auckland: A pumped up, partisan crowd at Eden Park, bathed in glorious Auckland sunshine, were treated to a rousing display of limited-overs cricket from the home side on Saturday (February 28). When the bowling was not fast and furious, it was slow and cunning. When the fielding was not safe,...
  • Johnson, Starc key for Australia in World Cup: David Warner February 13, 2015

    Dynamic opening batsman David Warner on Friday said Australian pacers Mitchell Johnson and Mitchell Starc will star for the co-hosts and will be crucial for the country's World Cup campaign. Speaking with cricket.com.au ahead of Saturday's opener against England, Warner identified a pair of left-arm quicks when asked who he considered...
  • World Cup 2015: The bowlers who can run amok February 1, 2015

    We are just days away from the biggest extravaganza of cricket - the World Cup. The mega event, to be played in Australia and New Zealand , should give bowlers a lot of hope on friendly tracks, something they - especially the pacers, sorely missed during the 2011 edition hosted...
  • I just need to concentrate on my job: Josh Hazlewood January 29, 2015

    Perth: Josh Hazlewood is just seven One-Day Internationals young, and in a quality Australian line-up, isn't guaranteed a spot in the final playing XI come the World Cup. The fact that he is a right-arm quick in a squad that contains three left-arm quicks - Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc and...
  • Mitchell Starc needs to be consistent at the WC: Craig McDermott January 29, 2015

    Sydney: Australia's bowling coach Craig McDermott said on Thursday their left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc needs to be consistent at the World Cup to give the host nation the best chance to clinch the title for a record fifth time. "Starc is swinging the new ball well. It's certainly going to swing...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, Tri-series January 26, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) India's tour Down Under has gone from bad to worse as the visitors have lost all their matches so far in the Carlton Mid tri-series. Consequently, the match on Monday against Australia at the SCG turns out be a...
  • Beware of Australia's 'wolf pack': Brett Lee warns World Cup rivals January 22, 2015

    Sydney: Former Australian pacer Brett Lee equated his country's pace attack for the upcoming Cricket World Cup at home to the "biggest wolf pack" he has ever seen, claiming that it poses a serious threat to the rival teams in the mega-event beginning February 14. Mitchell Johnson is the leader of...
  • Mitchell Starc enjoying lead role in Johnson's absence January 18, 2015

    Melbourne: On cloud nine after bagging back-to-back man of the match awards in the ongoing cricket tri-series, left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc on Sunday said he is relishing the opportunity of leading Australia's bowling attack in the absence of pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson. After picking up four for 42 in the...
  • After taming England, Starc ready to hurt India in tri-series January 17, 2015

    Australia pacer Mitchell Starc promises to stay fired-up against India in the Carlton Mid Tri-Series ODI on Sunday after the hosts inflicted a 2-0 Test series defeat on the visitors. Starc was instrumental in getting Australia off to a winning start in the tournament against England on Friday with a spell...
  • 4th Test: Australia take control on Day 4, lead India by 348 January 9, 2015

    Shoulders dropped and bowlers ran out of answers as India, following an Australian onslaught, braced up for another battle of survival on the final day of the Test series after the hosts went 348 runs in front on the fourth day of the Sydney Test - putting an Indian win...
  • Starc reprimanded for exaggerated celebration after Vijay wicket January 8, 2015

    Dubai: Australian pacer Mitchell Starc was on Thursday reprimanded for "exaggerated celebration" after dismissing batsman Murali Vijay in the ongoing fourth and final cricket Test in Sydney. "Australia player Mitchell Starc was issued with an official reprimand after committing a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during...
  • Starc in, Johnson out of Australia's XI for Sydney Test against India January 5, 2015

    Sydney: Mitchell Starc will replace injured allrounder Mitchell Johnson in the only change to Australia's lineup for the fourth Test against India starting at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday. Captain Steve Smith confirmed Australia's match XI Monday, saying Johnson has a slight hamstring strain and probably would have been considered...
  • Mitchell Starc likely to replace injured Mitchell Johnson at SCG January 4, 2015

    Sydney: Left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc is likely to take the place of injured quick Mitchell Johnson in a like-for-like replacement in the Australian team for the Sydney Test beginning on Tuesday. Johnson, Australia's leading bowler, was ruled out of the match on Sunday due to hamstring soreness, paving the way for...
  • Shane Warne has been on my back for years: Mitchell Starc December 28, 2014

    Melbourne: Left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc has hit back at former compatriot and legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne, saying he has been at his back for years and he was not worried by his criticisms any more. "Warnie's been on my back for years, so I'm not too worried about it," Starc...
  • 2nd Test: Australia's 505 puts India on back foot on Day 3 December 19, 2014

    Twenty wickets is what you need to win a Test, and that's where India have been found out so far in Australia as the visitors failed to dislodge the Australian tail quickly on day three to concede a crucial 97-run lead. At stumps, India were 71 for 1, still 26...
  • Shane Warne in damage control mode after calling Mitchell Starc 'soft' December 18, 2014

    Brisbane: Never too far from controversies, spin legend Shane Warne found himself at the centre of another one when he called pacer Mitchell Starc "soft", but had to offer an explanation after Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann took exception to the description. After Australia endured a tough day in Brisbane heat...
  • Murali Vijay credits his feat against Aussies to past Indian greats December 17, 2014

    Brisbane: His four Test hundreds out of five career tons have come while playing against the Australians and Indian opener Murali Vijay on Wednesday attributed his special liking for the Aussies to the inspiration he got from the great knocks of legendary cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar. Vijay scored 144 runs on...
  • Mitchell Marsh's injury adds to Australia's woes December 17, 2014

    Australia's injury woes deepened on Wednesday when a hamstring problem forced allrounder Mitchell Marsh from the pitch for treatment on the first day of the second Test against India in Brisbane. Australia were already without captain Michael Clarke for the rest of the series because of his endemic hamstring problems and...
  • 2nd Test: MS Dhoni returns as India plot Gabba heist December 16, 2014

    It will be a huge ask for Team India to pull themselves out of the painful Adelaide thoughts, but international sport is as much about getting back on your feet as it is about maintaining a stranglehold. A defeat in the final session of a Test is always painful and the...
  • We will continue to be aggressive: MS Dhoni December 16, 2014

    Brisbane: India will continue to play the aggressive brand of cricket, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni declared on Tuesday as the team aims to erase the 1-0 deficit when the second cricket Test begins on Wednesday. Led by stand-in-skipper Virat Kohli, India made a bold attempt to chase a huge 364-run target...
  • Looking to go up 2-0 on lively pitch: Steve Smith December 16, 2014

    Brisbane: Australia's new Test captain Steve Smith is excited about the prospect of playing with India on a lively Gabba pitch in the second cricket Test starting on Wednesday and said he wants his team to drive the advantage to go up 2-0 in the four-match series. India had lost the...