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23-Jan to 15-Feb
Mitchell Starc should be Australia's new ball strike bowler
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“ Recent performances prove he is catastrophic for the opposition with the new ball. ”
“ He’s young, peaking and very close to the top – but just not there yet. ”
Dipen Shah: He’s quick, swings the ball both ways and is as fierce as pacers come. He recently broke through England’s and India’s line-up when he took wickets against them in the first over itself to set the game up for Australia.

Not only this, after his recent display against England, he crossed he 50 ODI wickets landmark to become Australia’s most lethal ODI bowler, taking a wicket every 25.8 balls. Even Aussie greats like Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne are behind him when it comes to strike rate.

In 30 ODIs, he’s already taken 59 wickets with 5 four wicket hauls and 4 five fors. Even if we consider a very small bracket of his last 2 ODIs, his tally comes up to 10 wickets. In Tests, he has bagged 50 wickets in just 15 games with a career best of 6/154 in an innings.

Not only has he already proven his mettle to lead Australia’s attack with the new ball, his performances have begged one question – can you imagine how good this young gun can get if given more exposure? He definitely needs to be given more chances to work his magic with the brand new ball.
Monish Moorthy: There’s no doubt that Starc is a young, gifted, 25-year-old who’s brimming with talent. But there are a few things that only come with experience. The more you play, the more your understanding of the game as well as the psyche of batsmen takes an upward curve.

Once he’s had a few bad games, been smashed around the park a few times and been tested in the fiery fire of world-class batsmen, he will emerge as a gem of a pacer – one who fully utilises every bit of talent that’s in him.

He is the future of the Australian pace attack there’s no doubt about it; may be even the very near future. But he’s just not the present. Although he is on a very quick way to getting there.
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he delivers his best with the new ball
28 Jan 2015
“ Recent performances prove he is catastrophic for the opposition with the new ball. ”
28 Jan 2015
He is a very sharp and accurate swing bowler. It also helps his cause in bouncy pitches down under which he is familiar.
27 Jan 2015
yes.. He is
23 Jan 2015
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