Bulked-Up Mitchell Starc Eyeing To Hit 160kmph On Speed Gun
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Mitchell Starc is one of the most fiercest fast bowler in the international circuit but his career has been marred with injuries. Starc boasts of pace and movement which makes batsmen of any stature feel uncomfortable. He is also quick and often comes across as a fast bowler who likes to hit the deck hard.

The Covid-19 situation has come as a blessing in disguise for Mitchell Starc. Away from any cricketing action, the fast bowler is contended, and has added five kgs to his frame. Starc is training with the NSW and he will continue to remain in Australia when his teammates leave to play the IPL 2020 in UAE.

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Starc raked up a 160.4 kph yorker during the second test against New Zealand at the WACA in 2015. He now targets to do the same once the cricket season resumes for him. “It would be nice but at the same time the two occasions I’ve been up around that (160 kph) mark I’ve snapped my foot,” he said in comments published by Cricket Australia’s website.

“Hopefully that’s not the case but when everything is going well, that rhythm is happening and conditions suit, then I can get that speed gun up.

“Perhaps that extra time in the gym and extra time off I might be able to push the limits again.”

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Australia played their last international match against New Zealand with the series being abruptly called off-due to the pandemic situation. Australia are scheduled to tour England in September for a limited overs series, comprising of three ODIs and as many T20Is.

The series against England, if not postponed, could be next series where Starc will be seen back in action. Starc has been prone to injury and has missed out on IPL as well in the last two seasons. He last featured in the IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore back in 2015.  In his two seasons with RCB, he scalped 34 wickets in 27 matches.