Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc has said that the upcoming Test series against India offers the home side a chance as to rectify the mistakes that they committed during their 1-2 series defeat to the Men in Blue back in 2018-19.
India became the first Asian team to beat Australia in their den two summers ago and apart from the formers brilliance and the absence of Steve Smith and David Warner, one of the major reasons behind Australia’s defeat was the lack of form by their troika of fast bowlers, especially Mitchell Starc.
“You never want to lose a series and you certainly never want to lose one in Australia,” Mitchell Starc was quoted as saying by ESPN’s The Cricket Monthly.
“India were just better than us throughout the (2018-19) series with bat and ball. Sure, we haven’t hidden away from that. We needed to be better in all facets of the game and this summer’s certainly a chance to rectify that,” he added.
The first Test of the four-match series is a day-night, pink ball affair, a territory where Mitchell Starc thrives in.
Starc, who is the leading wicket-taker (42) in day-night Tests, has rejoined the Australian squad after having missed a major part of the T20I series, is in line for selection in the first Test.
“I just felt I probably tuned into the noise too much, and I guess I went from someone who didn’t mind seeing or reading that sort of stuff and taking that as motivation to prove people wrong,” Mitchell Starc said.
“Just with having multiple broadcasters and a whole bunch of radio and print and the rest, I probably read into that noise a bit too much,” he added.