When it comes to Australian cricket the big names arrive like Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee, Shaun Tait, etc. But in recent times, only one name that comes to our mind is Mitchell Starc.
Mitchell Starc has taken another step forward in ODI cricket. He is the most five-wicket haul. Starc took eight-five wicket hauls against the West Indies 5/48 on Tuesday. The Australian pacer destroys the West Indies batting lineup.
To reach the tops, Starc must take five more five-wicket hauls so he will cross Pakistan Waqar Younis behind. Hence Lasith Malinga took his five-wicket haul in 208th ODI. Muralitharan achieved the feat on the 232nd match, while Afridi reached the feat on the 344th match.
Starc holds a record of the best average among all the bowlers who have taken more than 40 wickets in the World cup with 14.40.
On 21st July 2021 against West Indies, It was a brilliant performance by the Aussies Starc’s spellbound bowling taking five-wicket hauls against West Indies.
“It was a special day, We had three debutants and a bloke captaining his first time for Australia. so a pretty special day for our group”. He quoted at the post-match presentation.
“I thought we did a fantastic job with the bat to get to 250 with a couple of good partnerships there. So it was important for two older blokes with the ball to start us off well and I thought we were fantastic in the Powerplay.”
With all the potential Starc does not swing the ball much. In the second ODI against India in Sydney last year he was 0/82 off 9 overs this is how he struggled. But when he comes to his strength and bowl, he is one of the most destructive bowlers Aussie ever had.
After returning to international cricket, he was a quick success. He took five-wicket hauls against West Indies and Pakistan in 2014. In the year 2015, he bowled well by crushing New Zealand on Top-order with a brilliant yorker.
The world Cup was the landmark of Mitchell Starc. He establishes himself as a spearhead of the Australian lineup in all formats.
In 38 innings, he batted well and scored 280 runs in 313 balls.
According to the report, Sachin Tendulkar said Mitchell Starc is the world’s most dangerous Left-arm pacer. He ticked adding that Starc regained the wrist position and generated his speed and shape against West Indies in the first ODI. When he came for the second spell he bowled brilliantly by taking the game from them.
Australian captain Alex Carey also scored brilliantly by scoring 67 runs with 5 fours and 2 sixes. But we cannot miss Starc, who was the player of the match in the first ODI.
Hence the Aussie was on their top gear by assessing the condition very well by taking the game from West Indies. Presently he is the star of all time in the world.