Mitchell Starc is a superstar of world cricket.
Mitch made his Test debut against NZ at the Gabba in November 2011. He took his 100th Test wicket in the 2nd Test v Sri Lanka in August, 2016, where he recorded the best match figures ever for a fast bowler in an Asian Test, capturing a career best 11-94.
This followed his epic 2015 year where he was the Player of the Tournament in the ICC Cricket World Cup. He captured 22 wickets at the amazing average of 10.18, strike rate of 17.4 and economy rate of 3.5. His campaign was one of the best bowling performances ever and he ended the tournament ranked #1 ODI bowler in the world for the first time in his career.
He broke the 19 year old record for the fastest bowler in history to take take 100 ODI wickets in August 2016. Then also became the fastest to 150 wickets during the 2019 ICC World Cup in England.
He created a piece of Sheffield Shield history when he took not one, but an amazing 2 hat tricks in the same match v WA in Sydney in 2017.
In the 2019 ICC ODI World Cup, Mitch again created history and broke Glenn McGrath's record of most wickets in a tournament, capturing 27 victims. He now has an astonishing 49 wickets from just two ODI World Cup campaigns. After 99 ODI's Mitch now has 195 ODI wickets at an average of just 22.4.
In August, 2021, Mitch played his 200th international match for Australia v Bangladesh and also took his 500th international wicket. He was also a member of Australia's victorious 2021 T-20 World Cup team.
Mitch played a starring role in the 2021-22 Ashes Series v England, taking 19 wickets and scoring 155 runs. He created one of the greatest ever Ashes moments when he bowled Rory Burns on the first ball of the series.
To cap off a brilliant 12 months, Mitch won the prestigious Alan Border Medal.
In September 2022, Mitch took his 200th ODI wicket, becoming the fastest ever to achieve this feat, from only 101 matches.
He joined the prestigious 300 wicket Club in December, 2022 during the 2nd Test v South Africa in Brisbane.
Mitch has now played 82 Tests and sits on 333 wickets. He is on track to play 100 Tests and 400 wickets.
In November, 2023, he was part of the Australian team that had an epic win over India in Delhi to win the ICC ODI World Cup, to follow up his 2015 World Cup win. Once again, Mitch stepped up in the big games to play a key role in both the semi and the final.
Mitch is married to Australian women’s player, Alyssa Healy.
Awards / Achievements
Made his ODI debut in October 2010 aged 20.
Made his Test Debut in December 2011 at the Gabba against New Zealand after taking back to back 5 wicket hauls for NSW.
Member of the Sydney Sixers team who won the 2011/12 KFC BBL tournament.
Has taken the prized Test scalp of cricket’s leading run scorer Sachin Tendulkar twice.
Leading wicket taker in the English County Championship T20 competition taking 18 wickets at 10.7 for Yorkshire during his stint in the UK for the 2012 season.
Praised by Wasim Akram as one of the most exciting young fast bowlers in World Cricket due to his ability to produce great pace, swing and bounce.
Leading wicket ticker at the T20 Champions League in South Africa with the Sydney Sixers in 2012.
Leading wicket-taker for Australia in 2014 World T20.
Player of the Tri-Series against India and England 2015.
Player of the tournament for the ICC World Cup in Australia's victorious campaign. Leading the bowling with 22 wicket at an average of 10.
Leading wicket-taker for Australia in 2015 Ashes series with 18 scalps and 2 half-centuries.
Leading wicket-taker and Player of the Tournament in the 2015 Matador BBQ One Day Cup with 26 wickets at the average of 8. This is also the record for most wickets in an Australian One Day Domestic season.
Fastest recorded delivery in the history of Test cricket (160.4kph) v NZ at the WACA on 15th November 2015.
#1 Ranked bowler in ODI cricket.
Fastest bowler in history to 100 ODI wickets.
Allan Border Medal 2022.
ODI Player of the Year 2022 .
Player of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.
Fastest player in history to reach 100 ODI wickets.
Fastest player in history to reach 200 ODI wickets.
Bowled fastest delivery in Test history (160.4 kph).
Record for most wickets in an Australian ODD competition (26).
Australian Test Player of the Year 2016.