A few days ago Australia coach Darren Lehmann praised Mitchell Strack and said can take 300 test wickets and join the ranks of the nation’s great seamers. Today, Former Australia bowling coach Craig Mcdermott told the same thing. He thinks that Australian pacer Mitchell Strack will easily cross 300 wicket mark in Test cricket.
“I think that’s underselling him. I think Mitchell can certainly sail past the 300-wicket mark and can get many more,” Mcdermott said.
Starc has bagged 91 wickets from 25 Tests so far in his international career. Mcdermott praised Starc and said he would love to shake hands when starc passes 300 mark. “And I would love to be there to shake his hand when he passes 300 because it’s a hell of a milestone for any bowler,” said McDermott, who recently quit as Australia’s bowling coach.
Starc missed the second half of Australia’s Test summer and the World Twenty20 in India with an ankle injury, will be looking to get his rhythm back in the first Test in Pallekele starting on July 26. Starc made an impressive one-day comeback in the recent West Indies tri-series, with eight wickets in five games, helping Australia to clinch the title.
The New South Welshman is just two shy of 100 one-day international scalps from 51 matches, with an impressive average of 19.79 and an economy rate of 4.82.
“I think he is getting one-day wickets for fun. Certainly, his Test bowling is improving every time he takes the field for Australia,” said McDermott, who himself just fell short of the 300 milestone, claiming 291 Test wickets during his 12-year career for Australia.