Mitchell Starc Birthday: ICC Shares Video of Australian Pacer’s “Jaw-Dropping” Yorkers. Watch


Mitchell Starc turned 31 on Saturday and social media was buzzing with birthday wishes for the Australian pacemaker. The International Cricket Council (ICC) shared a video of some of the best yorkers thrown by the Australian fast bowler cheating on the batsmen. In an earlier tweet, the ICC also paid tribute to Mitchell Starc for his sparkling performance in the previous two ODI World Cups. The left-arm pacer was the best wicket-taker in the ODI Cricket World Cup for men in 2015 and 2019, with the ICC calling him “a man made for the big stage.”

“On his birthday, watch Mitchell Starc hand out a pair of breathtaking yorkers,” the ICC wrote the video tribute.

The Australian pacemaker has represented his country in 61 tests, taking 255 wickets with a pass rate of 27.57. Starc has played 96 ODIs, with 184 layoffs to its name at a strike rate of 23.16.

In the shortest format, Starc has won 47 wickets in 35 matches with a strike rate of 19.38 and an economy rate of 6.95.

While Starc is going down in history as one of the ODI greats for his performances on the big stage, he received some criticism for his appearances on the recently concluded Test series in Australia vs India.


In the Pink Ball Test in Adelaide, Starc was sometimes unplayable in the first innings and took four wickets. But his performances diminished as the series went on. After taking 3 wickets in the first innings of the Melbourne Test, the left-armer only took four more wickets in the next five innings, looking far from his impending best.

At Sydney, he took only one lonely wicket, while at Gabba, he was fired only two in the first innings and went wicketless in the second.

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