MITCHELL STARC

  • As it happened: Australia vs India, Tri-series Yesterday

    (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 4 days ago

    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...
  • Hazlewood, Starc in Australia squad for second India Test December 16, 2014

    Australia have made three changes to their team for the second cricket Test against India starting in Brisbane on Wednesday. Shaun Marsh replaced Australia's injured captain Michael Clarke in the batting lineup, while Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc came in for fast bowlers Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle. Harris was ruled out...
  • Clarke's injury leaves Aussie selectors with much to ponder December 14, 2014

    Brisbane: With Michael Clarke already ruled out indefinitely because of a hamstring injury, Australia's selectors face some tricky decisions for the second Test against India. Australia lead the four-match series 1-0 after their nailbiting 48-run win at Adelaide Oval on Saturday but with the second match starting in Brisbane on Wednesday,...
  • Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc added to Australia's ODI squad; Johnson rested November 17, 2014

    Sydney: Pacemen Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc have been recalled to Australia's squad for the remaining three limited-overs internationals against South Africa, while selectors gave Mitchell Johnson a rest and decided against drafting in a batsman to replace injured captain Michael Clarke. The 21-year-old Cummins returns to the national squad for...
  • IPL 7: Starc in no mood to befriend Pollard May 17, 2014

    Smoke is still coming out of the near brawl between Mitchell Starc and Kieron Pollard, with the former in no mood to forget the nasty incident after which both men were fined for their unsportsmanlike behaviour. Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer Starc sounded still angry about what happened between him...
  • Courtney Walsh calls for controlled aggression after PollardStarc spat May 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Pace legend Courtney Walsh on Thursday said the ugly onfield spat between West Indies allrounder Kieron Pollard and Australian seamer Mitchell Starc during an IPL match was not a pretty sight and called for "controlled aggression" from cricketers. "I was travelling and saw it on YouTube, so I can't say...
  • Watch: The IPL7 fight and catch that went viral May 9, 2014

    Chris Lynn, Kieron Pollard and Mitchell Starc became famous for different reasons in the first half of Indian Premier League's seventh edition. While Kolkata Knight Riders' allrounder Lynn took a stunning catch to help his team beat Royal Challengers Bangalore, an ugly spat between RCB bowler Starc and Mumbai Indians' Pollard...
  • IPL 7, Week3 Review: Pollard vs Starc and Maxwell again May 9, 2014

    If UAE was fun, India is turning out to be a blast as the game continues to produce moments of brilliance, which at times took an ugly turn with sparks flying and tempers rising. But it's cricket producing a hattrick, a dramatic collapse and comeback of the defending champions...
  • IPL 2014: Kieron Pollard, Mitchell Starc fined for ugly spat May 7, 2014

    Kieron Pollard of Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore's Mitchell Starc have been fined for an ugly spat during the IPL match between the two teams at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday. Pollard has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee for throwing his bat at Starc,...
  • Daniel Vettori not happy with the ugly PollardStarc spat May 7, 2014

    Royal Challengers Bangalore coach Daniel Vettori was pained to see the ugly onfield spat between RCB bowler Mitchell Starc and Mumbai Indians' batsman Kieron Pollard in an IPL game here but preferred to wait for the match referee's verdict before apportioning blame. "I haven't had a chance to talk to...