Matthew Wade, Australian wicketkeeper-batsman, recently got the taste of what the opposition batsmen from around the world face when they come up against one of the leading fast bowlers of the modern-era, Mitchell Starc.
Wade, who is in Australia’s Test squad for the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy, was given the task of scoring 13 runs off the last over against a fired-up Mitchell Starc and the Tasmanian cricketer proceeded to fell three runs short.
Acknowledging Starc as the ‘best death bowler’ in the world, Matthew Wade opened up about his experience of facing the left-arm fast bowler-
“I think we needed 13 off the last over and Starcy(Mitchell Starc) was bowling so that’s good, you’ve got the best finisher in the world bowling the last over” Matthew Wade said in a video posted by Cricket Australia.
Matthew Wade also explained the tactics that he employed to counter Mitchell Starc’s threat.
“Got it down to the last couple of balls. I went to lap him second last ball and it was a wide and i just gave him one because I knew that workloads these days. they can’t bowl anymore balls. And then he hit what Starcy does, which is an inswinging yorker last ball, I needed four to win. I chunked it out to point for one and walked off losing which will happen more times than not off Starcy.” he added.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 25, 2020
Mitchell Starc will be the biggest threat for India in the white-ball series
Meanwhile, Mitchell Starc is gearing up to restart his battle with Indian pace sensation, Jasprit Bumrah, for the rights to be called the No.1 fast bowler in the world when it comes to limited-overs cricket when Australia and India lock horns with each in the three One-day Internationals followed by as many T20Is.
The first ODI between the two powerhouse cricketing nations will take place at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday, November 27th.