MITCHELL STARC

  • Mitchell Starc to miss early stages of IPL 8 19 hours 0 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Mitchell Starc, the Player of the 2015 World Cup, will miss the opening stages of the eighth edition of the Indian Premier League after suffering a knee injury. Starc, who took 22 wickets in the World Cup at an average of 10.18 and an economy of 3.5, will remain in...
  • New Zealand’s inexperience was a contributing factor to World Cup final loss Yesterday

    From the outset, most people, including myself, had picked Australia and New Zealand as the two teams most likely to win the 2015 World Cup. Both teams were successful over the last six weeks of competition and for them to clash in the final of the tournament then was a...
  • World Cup hero Mitchell Starc tops cricket bowlers' rankings Yesterday

    Melbourne: Australian pacer Mitchell Starc has surged to the top of the One-Day International (ODI) bowlers' rankings for the first time in his career following a stellar performance in the World Cup that saw him named the "Player of the Tournament". Starc jumped two places to take the top spot. He...
  • Batsmen's delight, heartbreak for SA, Kiwis form, business as usual for Australia 2 days ago

    At the stroke of sunrise, when the whole world is still recovering from the hangover of some really intense moments of the show piece event and Australia still basking in the glory of winning the cup, the Kiwis while taking the return flight home will be looking for answers to...
  • Australia's World Cup hero Mitchell Starc eyes Test glory 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Australia's World Cup hero Mitchell Starc aims to translate his success at the quadrennial tournament into Test cricket as well. The left-arm fast bowler was declared Player of the Tournament after he finished with 22 wickets at an incredible average of 10.18 and a strike rate of 17.4. While the 25-year-old...
  • World Cup 2015: Bowlers who made a difference in the tournament 2 days ago

    The 2015 World Cup has come to an end with Australia victorious over New Zealand in the final for their fifth title. It was an easy win for the co-hosts by seven wickets as they looked relatively untroubled in chasing 184 to win, having been dominant with the ball earlier. With...
  • Australia are worthy of their fifth World Cup title 2 days ago

    Melbourne: The ICC hailed the 11th cricket World Cup the "most popular ever" and although most neutrals would have preferred New Zealand to win Sunday's final, there is no doubt Australia were worthy of their fifth title. Michael Clarke's side had the best blend of deep batting, strong fielding and, most...
  • World Cup: Mitchell Starc award defies trend in bat-dominated tournament 3 days ago

    Melbourne: At a World Cup dominated by batsmen and huge scores, it was an old-fashioned fast bowler who ultimately played the biggest role in Australia's success. Mitchell Starc, whose devastating pace and movement troubled almost every batsmen who faced him, was named player of the tournament after Australia wrapped up their...
  • Mitchell Starc's perseverance pays off with World Cup honours 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Months after being labeled "soft" by one of Australia's cricket greats and being dropped from Australia's Test XI, Mitchell Starc has been deservedly voted the player of the World Cup. Starc's worth to the Australian team was never more evident than when he dismissed New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum in...
  • World Cup 2015: Mitchell Starc named player of the tournament 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc was named the player of the tournament after his team beat New Zealand by seven wickets to win the World Cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. The 25-year-old left-arm quick finished with 22 wickets in the tournament, tied with New Zealand left-arm seamer...
  • World Cup Final: We saved our best until last, say Australia 3 days ago

    Australia's players said they had saved their best performance until the end of the tournament after beating New Zealand by seven wickets with more than 16 overs to spare in the World Cup final on Sunday. After their pace attack ripped through the vaunted New Zealand batting to dismiss the co-hosts...
  • Trent Boult, Mitchell Starc in battle to become World Cup's best bowler 5 days 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 March 21, 2015

    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...