Mitchell Starc will be the mainstay of Australian bowling line up – Mitchell Johnson
The Former Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson said that Mitchell Starc will keep breaking records in the upcoming months. He was the pick of bowlers in the Australia tour of Sri Lanka in all formats. In test series, he picked 24 wickets in 3 matches but lost the series 0-3.
“It was really exciting to see Mitch Starc perform well,” Johnson said in Perth on Wednesday. “I thought he was really close when we went over to England for that last Ashes series and wasn’t quite there. But he’s shown that after his injury he’s really committed to working really hard and did all the work. I’ve kept in touch with him and he was really positive going into that series. To be the leading wicket-taker in Sri Lanka in those conditions was a real positive and a good step forward.
“He can dominate again [at home] on wickets that are going to provide bounce, and with his height, it’s going to be very difficult. He bowls the fuller ball, gets the ball up there, and especially on a wicket like the WACA where it can get a good bounce, it’s really vital to be up there. He’ll swing the ball when he pitches the ball up.
“That yorker he’s got is very dangerous. He’s always working to improve his game. He’s still pretty fresh in Test cricket. He’s only going to get better. He’s going to keep breaking records, I think, as well. It’s really exciting to see him play really well.”
“It’s nice to be able to finish and have him performing in the line-up that Australia have,” Johnson said of Starc. “It’s a pretty inexperienced bowling line-up. They’ve got Nathan Lyon there, who’s got plenty of experience spin-bowling, and Josh Hazlewood is still trying to find his feet. There’s always going to be pressure on him to be like a [Glenn] McGrath.”
Australia’s next test series will be against South Africa in November and it would depend on upon Mitchell Starc how he performs and deliver for his country.
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