MITCHELL STARC

  • Trent Boult, Mitchell Starc in battle to become World Cup's best bowler 17 hours 43 minutes ago

    Melbourne: As two teams fight it out for the coveted cricket World Cup trophy on Sunday, New Zealand pacer Trent Boult and Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc will be involved in another battle - to become the best bowler of the tournament. Boult, the left-arm New Zealand speedster, currently heads the...
  • World Cup: Mitchell Starc's performance would be crucial against India, says Geoff Marsh 6 days ago

    Sydney: Former Australia opener and chief coach Geoff Marsh feels that speedster Mitchell Starc's performance will be key for the home team in their upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final clash against India at the SCG on Thursday. Left-arm pacer Starc is the leading Australian wicket-taker with 18 wickets from six...
  • World Cup: Akram looking forward to battle of left-arm pacers in Aus-Pak clash March 17, 2015

    Adelaide: Wasim Akram can't wait to see five left-arm seamers in action when Australia and Pakistan clash on Friday for a World Cup semi-final spot, but admits Mitchell Starc is his favourite exponent. The Adelaide showdown promises a feast of left-arm pacemen with Australian spearhead Starc the leading wicket-taker in the...
  • Mitchell Starc difference in Australia's World Cup campaign March 16, 2015

    Publicly labelled "soft" by former test bowler Shane Warne only a few months ago, paceman Mitchell Starc has come of age at the cricket World Cup and could prove key to Australia's hopes of winning a fifth trophy. The 25-year-old left-armer currently leads the wickets tally at the tournament with 16...
  • World Cup: Mitchell Starc close to being world's best fast bowler March 15, 2015

    If you pop a window open in Australia and hear a distant rumbling, it's nothing to do with Formula 1. It's Mitchell Starc heading towards the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and he's picking up speed. Rounding out the pool stage with 4/14 against Scotland, Starc leads the charts at the 2015 World...
  • World Cup 2015: Mitchell Starc glad as plan comes together March 14, 2015

    Hobart: Australia's Mitchell Starc looked forward to the knockout stages of the World Cup with confidence after taking four wickets in the co-hosts' comfortable win over Scotland in their final Pool A match in Hobart today. Michael Clarke's men were already through to the quarter-finals but there was no easing...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia thrash Scotland to finish second in Pool A March 14, 2015

    Hobart: Australia didn't necessarily get everything they wanted out of this game, but they got the one thing they desperately needed more than anything else - the two points that helped them finish second in Pool A, behind co-hosts New Zealand. The only way Australia could have not pocketed full points...
  • Glenn McGrath unhappy with the quality of bowling in World Cup March 13, 2015

    Melbourne: Former Australian quickie Glenn McGrath is disappointed with the quality of pace bowling in the ongoing cricket World Cup and feels Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga and Australia's Mitchell Starc are the only two who have impressed him. "Apart from Malinga and Mitchell Starc I haven't seen many bowlers trying to...
  • World Cup: Wouldn't swap Starc for Steyn or Morkel, says George Bailey March 10, 2015

    Dale Steyn? Morne Morkel? Well as far as George Bailey is concerned, right now Australia's Mitchell Starc is more feared than either of the South Africa quicks. Bailey, previously Australia's one-day captain, has largely been reduced to the role of a spectator at this World Cup, with his only appearance coming...
  • Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc key for Australia in World Cup March 8, 2015

    More than any other Australian cricketer in this World Cup, Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Starc have shown they can ride a wave. The match-up with Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday (March 8) had an elemental force. Australia surged to 376 before Sri Lanka swept the other way....
  • Cricket World Cup: Mitchell Starc wants to repeat blistering form against Afghanistan March 1, 2015

    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 February 28, 2015

    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 February 28, 2015

    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 February 28, 2015

    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 February 28, 2015

    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...