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Mitchell Starc is one of the 15 players who have been named in the Australia squad to play the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. Mitchell Starc, who made his one-day international debut on 20-Oct-10, had played 75 ODI matches until the 2019 World Cup. In the 38 innings he batted in, he had scored a total of 280 runs, having faced 313 balls, at an average of 12.73 and a strike rate of 89.46. He was unbeaten in 16 of those innings. His highest score in an innings was 52*. He had 0 centuries and 1 half-centuries to his name. In the bowling department, Mitchell Starc had bowled 3761 balls and taken 145 wickets while conceding a total of 3109 runs. He had an average of 21.44 and an economy rate of 4.96 His best ODI bowling performance was 6/28.

Mitchell Starc plays for the Australian national team. He is a left-arm fast bowler who possess batting skills too. He was a member of the victorious Australian squad that won the 2015 Cricket World Cup and was declared Man of the Tournament. Starc along with James Pattinson, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood are widely regarded as the "Big Four" of Australian cricket. Starc made his One Day International (ODI) debut against India in Visakhapatnam in October 2010 and Test debut for Australia on 1 December 2011, against New Zealand in Brisbane. He also became Australia's leading wicket-taker across all forms of first-class and international cricket for the 2014–15 season with 60 wickets, including the leading wicket-taker for 2015 Cricket World Cup (22 wickets). He also is the leading wicket-taker in the world in all forms of international cricket for the 2015 calendar year with 87.
Test Career
Starc made his Test debut for Australia on 1 December 2011, against New Zealand in Brisbane. In the Test series in India in 2012–13, he fell just one run short of a maiden Test ton.  In 2016 Starc took his 100th Test wicket while playing against Sri Lanka. He reached 1,000 Test runs in Pune in the 2016–17 Border–Gavaskar Trophy series against India. With this he became the 14th Australian cricketer to take more than 100 wickets and score more than 1,000 runs in Test cricket. In 2018, he took bowling figures of 9 for 109 while playing against South Africa and won the Man of the Match award. In the closely fought Ashes in 2015, Starc impressed with 18 wickets, the highest wicket-taker for the Australians in the series (second-highest overall)
ODI career
The World Cup was a landmark tournament for Starc. He received the Man of the Tournament award in the 2015 Cricket World Cup, which Australia won, defeating New Zealand in the final. In the league stage match between Australia and New Zealand, Starc gave his best performance in ODIs of 6/28. Starc has often been out of action due to injuries but the bowler has proved his mettle by making comebacks. In April 2019, he was named in Australia's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

BBL and IPL career
In 2012, Starc was signed by the Sydney Sixers for the inaugural Big Bash League (BBL). The Sixers won the tournament and Starc finished as its equal third-highest wicket-taker with 13 in six matches.
In the 2014 Indian Premier League (IPL), he was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore and quickly became their key bowler in the IPL 2015 edition. Having missed the 2016 edition of IPL, in February 2017, Starc parted ways with Royal Challengers Bangalore in order to focus on international cricket. In the 2018 IPL auction, he was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). He was released from KKR on 14 November 2018. Starc, didn't enroll for the IPL 2019 Auction to focus on the Cricket World Cup 2019.


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