While the Australian left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc opted out of the IPL 2020, he has no regret to miss out the delayed IPL 2020.
The 13th IPL was actually scheduled between 29th March and 24th May 2020 in India. While it was the end period of their home summer, Mitchell Starc wouldn’t prefer to participate in the IPL at that time. So, the left-arm fast bowler opted out of the 2020 IPL auction.
However, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to postpone the entire IPL 2020 for the indefinite period.
Now, the BCCI has decided to organise the entire IPL 2020 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The delayed IPL 2020 will be played now from 19th September to 10th November 2020.
Recently, Starc was asked whether he had any regret to miss out the delayed IPL 2020. In reply, the 30-year-old left-arm fast bowler has claimed that he has no regret on this decision. While his national teammates will be busy in the upcoming IPL edition, Starc will prepare himself for the new summer.
Starc said according to cricket.com.au, “I know hindsight is a wonderful thing and now the IPL is on at a different time but no, I wouldn’t change it. I’m happy to spend that time when the blokes are at the IPL in September I’ll be getting ready for a summer.”
If I feel the urge or people want me around I’ll definitely consider it: Mitchell Starc
Starc last time appeared in the IPL in 2015 edition. The left-arm pacer has also added that he will surely consider if any side wants him or he feels the excitement for the IPL 2021.
He continued, “The IPL will be around next year and if I feel the urge or people want me around I’ll definitely consider it, but as of this year I’m very comfortable with the decisions I’ve made.”
Micthell Starc played the IPL for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in 2014 and 2015. While the left-arm fast bowler bagged 14 wickets in the IPL 2014, he also collected 20 wickets in the IPL 2015. After playing 27 IPL matches, Starc took 34 wickets. He missed out the IPL 2016 due to the injury.
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bought Starc for INR 9.4 crore during the 2018 IPL auction. However, the left-arm fast bowler missed out that edition too due to his injury. Due to focusing for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Starc opted out of the IPL 2019.