Happy Birthday Mitchell Starc: Here are the 6 records he holds in international cricket
Mitchell Starc is one of the prolific seamers in Australia cricket today, across formats. Although he is currently ranked 11th in Tests, he has recently been a force for Australia and holds many international cricket records. On his 31st birthday, we take a look at it.
Australian seamer, Mitchell Starc has become one of the most lethal seamers for the side and world cricket. Ever since he made his debut in 2010, he has made a name for himself for his sufficient swinging abilities and his tendency to bowl consistent yorkers.
Over the years, he has been highly impactful, especially in the game's longest format, as he has come up with numerous record-breaking performances. As he celebrates his 31st birthday on Saturday, we take a look at some of the records he holds in international cricket.
Fastest delivery in Test history: Besides being a fecund seamer, he also possesses a deadly pace, making him even more dangerous. On the same note, he holds the record of bowling the fastest deliver in the history of Test cricket, at 160.4 kmph, against New Zealand in 2015, to Ross Taylor.
Fastest Australian to 100 ODI wickets: Owing to his described bowling abilities above, he has been immensely successful, even in the One-Day Internationals. As a result, he holds the record of claiming the quickest 100 wickets in the format, for Australia, having done so in 52 matches. He was the fastest of all at a point, before being overtaken by Afghani spinner, Rashid Khan (44).
Fastest to 150 ODI scalps: While he is the fastest Australian to 100 ODI wickets, he even bettered it when adding 50 more, as he managed to do so in just 77 games, which happens to be the best in the format, overall.
Most five-fors in ICC World Cup: Riding on his prolificness, he also holds a particular record to his name, as he has claimed the most five-wicket haul in the World Cup. To date, Starc has three to his name, as he is the only bowler to have done so.
Most wickets in a World Cup: It just keeps getting better for the Australian, as he holds another impressive record of claiming the world wickets in a single edition of the World Cup. During the 2019 edition, in England, he claimed 27 wickets, thus going past the previous record of 26, set by fellow former Australian seamer, Glenn McGrath.
Most wickets in day-night Tests: As said before, he has bee highly impactful in the longest format, besides turning out to be the king in the day-night form of Test cricket. He holds the record of claiming the most wickets (46), as he is 14 wickets ahead of the second-placed man, who happens to be fellow Australia, Josh Hazlewood.