Mitchell Starc is More Feared than Steyn or Morne, Claims George Bailey
Recently, the Australian batsman George Bailey made an interesting statement. He said that at the moment in the World Cup, Mitchell Starc, the left-arm speedster of Australia is perhaps more feared than the likes of Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel.
Bailey, the previous ODI captain of Australia prior to the World Cup, has been benched in the tournament for a number of games as he had to make place for the Australian captain, Michael Clarke. Bailey has played only a single game in the World Cup and that was against England in Australia’s opening encounter.
Bailey praised Starc’s efforts in this World Cup. Starc has been among wickets and took as many as 12 wickets in this World Cup so far and he averages just over 10 in four matches at this World Cup.
Only the pacers from New Zealand in the likes of Trent Boult and Tim Southee have taken more number of wickets than Starc at the present World Cup. They have taken 13 wickets each in the five games.
Meanwhile, Morne Morkel has 11 wickets in this tournament and Dale Steyn has only 8 wickets to his tally.
Bailey said that he believes Starc is more feared when he was being asked of the fact whether Starc comes in the same bracket as Steyn and Morkel now.
Bailey also mentioned that Starc has got some really specific skills at the death overs that very few guys in the World are able to produce.
Starc’s incredible performance of clinching six wickets against New Zealand by conceding only 28 runs almost gave Australia an improbable victory before they lost by a single wicket against New Zealand.
Bailey also added that the 25-year old paceman, together with the likes of James Faulkner and Pat Cummins possess the ability to staunch the flow of runs and can bowl stunningly well at the death overs.
Bailey believes that Starc will play a major role in the knock out phases of the World Cup for Australia and he will be an added advantage for the Aussies for sure.
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