Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc

Mitchell Starc has been the pioneer behind Australia’s success in ODI cricket in the recent years. The fiery pacer was the Man of the Series in the 2015 World Cup as he ended the tournament with 22 scalps. Despite Australia losing the Ashes, the pacer had a memorable tour of England as he was among the wickets.

Starc though was ruled out for a long time owing to a knee injury and since that Day and Night test at Adelaide against New Zealand, Starc hasn’t played any competitive cricket. The paper now has recovered and is raring to go in the tri-series in the Caribbean. In a chat with cricket.com.au, Starc said that the break worked for him as he relaxed quite a bit.

“So having six months off, although it was through injury, was nice to refresh a little bit and go through what I have to do in terms of cricket and strength wise,” said Starc. “It was nice to spend three or four months in the gym to get that strength back that I’d lost over 12 to 18 months of cricket.”It was nice to get that back, rest the little things that I needed to and make sure the ankle and the foot were 100 per cent right before I started to play cricket again. “I think I’ve ticked all those boxes and that hunger has definitely come back a lot stronger that it was at the end of that Ashes series.”

Starc elaborated about his preparation and said that he was in good shape for the tri-series. “I feel in a good place,” Starc said. “I really needed those sessions in Brisbane to tell myself that I was ready to bowl. “I had a lot of net sessions in Sydney and a lot of bowling to empty nets, so it was nice to come up to Brisbane and bowl to a few batsmen and see how it was all coming along.”

“It might take a couple of games to see where that pace is and see if I can get that back. It doesn’t normally happen straight away, especially for the quicks. “It’ll be interesting to gauge where that’s at, but it’s feeling good. “I’ve had a few months of bowling under the belt, starting from a couple of steps to full tilt in Brisbane before the tour. So it’s feeling good and they’re coming out pretty nicely,” Starc concluded.

  • SHARE

    A cricket enthusiast who has the passion to write for the sport. An ardent fan of the Indian Cricket Team. Strongly believe in following your passion and living in the present.

    Related Posts

    With Roles Reversed, How Will Rohit-Dhoni Dynamics Work Out?

    The previous time Kohli and Dhoni were rested, Ajinkya Rahane was assigned the captaincy for the 2015 Zimbabwe tour. Now with Rahane no longer...

    Team spirit is new coach Stoeger’s biggest challenge at Dortmund

    Berlin, Dec 12: New Borussia Dortmund head coach Peter Stoeger won't be the man having to invent a brand new tactical system, but to teach...

    Maradona skips football match, spends time with kids

    Barasat (West Bengal) Dec 12: Argentine football legend Diego Maradona, who was supposed to play a 'Match for Unity on Tuesday against former India cricket...

    Putin allows athletes to compete at Winter Olympics as neutrals

    Moscow, Dec 12: President Vladimir Putin has backed the decision made by the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) to clear national athletes for participation in the...

    For any cricketer, playing for India is the ultimate dream says this Indian cricketer

    Mohali, Dec 12: Despite failing the Yo-Yo test, a requisite to make it to the national squad, teenaged all-rounder Washington Sundar on Tuesday justified his...