Australia pacer Mitchell Starc is considering participating in IPL 2022. The left-arm pacer has said that he hasn’t put his name down yet but the decision is certainly on the table. Starc last played in the tournament in the 2015 edition, in which he represented Royal Challengers Bangalore. Hence, he has been out of the tournament for the last 6 years.
In IPL 2018 auction, Mitchell Starc was picked by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs. 9.40 crore. However, he did not play in the tournament due to an injury. So far, the 31-year-old has only played two IPL seasons – 2014 and 2015. He executed a good bowling show in both of them, scalping 14 wickets in IPL 2014 and 20 in 2015.
It’s Certainly On The Table: Mitchell Starc On Participating In IPL 2022
While speaking to the media, the Australia pacer Mitchell Starc said that he hasn’t put his name down yet for participating in IPL 2022 and the decision is certainly on the table.
“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. 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”, the left-arm pacer said.
Mitchell Starc is currently representing Australia in The Ashes 2021-22. The left-arm speedster is the second-highest wicket-taker in the tournament so far. He has hunted 15 wickets in 4 matches at an average of 26.60. Australia has already defeated England 3-0 in Ashes 2021-22 after the completion of four games and won the urn.
Australia defeated England in the 1st Test by 9 wickets. The home side won the 2nd Test by 275 runs and the 3rd Test by an innings and 14 runs. The AUS vs ENG 4th Test ended in a draw after England managed to save their final wicket in the 2nd innings on the final day. Australia vs England 5th Test will commence on January 14 at Bellerive Oval Stadium in Hobart.
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