Australian left-arm seamer Mitchell Starc, who has been named Australia's men's cricketer of the year, has admitted that there was a time till not so long ago when he didn’t want to play cricket at all. Starc was struggling on the field and off the field his father was losing his battle to cancer. The 31-year-old failed to impress in the 2020-21 Test series at home against India. Not long after that, his father passed away as well.
Australia’s experienced left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc and England’s Test skipper Joe Root have opted out of the Indian Premier League 2020 auction to be held in Kolkata on December 19. On the other hand, five Australians have listed their names with a base price of Rs 2 crore. The names include Glenn Maxwell, who recently took a break from international cricket due to mental health issues, and Chris Lynn, who was surprisingly released by Kolkata Knight Riders.
Following the conclusion of the World Cup 2019, the ICC has named the team of the tournament. Only two Indians feature in the team -- Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah -- while losing finalist leader Kane Williamson will captain the side. The team features four from World champs England, two from New Zealand, two from Australia and one from Bangladesh.
Former Australia captain Michael Clarke has said that Mitchell Starc’s absence will be a big hole for the visitors to fill during the last two Tests against India. Starc has been ruled out of the rest of the Test series owing