Australia's Mitchell Starc
Australia's Mitchell Starc Image Credit: AFP

Australia pacer Mitchell Starc revealed that he’s considering the possibility to play in the next IPL. However, he hasn’t put his name yet for IPL Mega Auction.

Notable that Starc hasn’t featured in this mega league since 2015. He represented Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in two seasons- 2014 and 2015 in which he picked 34 wickets in 27 games with an economy of 7.17.

Ahead of the 5th Test match at Hobart, he was speaking to the media where he revealed his wish as he stated that there is a big T20 season which includes a home T20 World Cup for Australia so he would like to fine-tune his T20 skills. There are still a couple of days left as the deadline to send his name for auction is January 14.

Mitchell Starc (Image Credit: Twitter)
Mitchell Starc (Image Credit: Twitter)

Starc played for RCB in 2014 and 2015

“I’ve got two days to get my paperwork in, so that might be something I do today before training. I’ve not put my name down just yet, but I’ve got a couple more days to decide on that,” Mitchell Starc said.

“It’s certainly on the table, regardless of what the schedule has got coming up I haven’t been for six years or so. With a heavy weighting towards T20s over the last period of time and the World Cup coming up later this year, that’s one to take into consideration as well,” he added.

He was picked by Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL mega auction at the whopping price of 9.40 crores but he pulled out due to injury.

It's Certainly On The Table - Mitchell Starc On His Participation In IPL Mega Auction 1

Meanwhile, the pace bowler insisted that he didn’t need any rest in the final test of the Ashes. Notable that he is the only pace bowler from Australia who played all 4 tests in the Ashes so far so the selectors are considering the option to rest him to manage his workload.

“It’s really up to the selectors – I’m not looking for a break. It’s the last Test match of an Ashes series at home and it’s the pink ball too. I’d very much like to play. I guess it’s in the hands of selectors, but I won’t be asking for rest,” he stated.

Starc picked 15 wickets with an average of 26.6 in this Ashes so far and played some handy cameos down the order as he scored 151 runs with an average of 75.5.

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