Australia’s veteran fast bowler Mitchell Starc is currently getting ready to play in the much-awaited ODI World Cup 2023 in India where he will be seen leading the Australian pace attack in the presence of skipper Pat Cummins and their premium pacer Josh Hazlewood.
Meanwhile, Starc recently talked about his return to the Indian Premier League and said that he will definitely come back in the 17th edition of the league in 2024. Starc was last seen in the IPL 8 years back where he played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) under former RCB captain Virat Kohli.
“Look it’s been eight years. I’m definitely going back in [next] year. Amongst other things, it’s a great lead-up to the T20 World Cup. So a good opportunity to see if anyone’s interested in the IPL, then lead into the T20 World Cup. And it’s somewhat of a quiet winter next year … in comparison to this winter, so I think a perfect opportunity to put my name in.
Not just get to 100, I’d like to be good enough to be picked for 100 Tests. And then the big one obviously in a couple of weeks is the World Cup, which in India just goes to another level,” Starc was quoted as saying by Times Now.
I’ve got to get to the end of this World Cup first: Mitchell Starc
Starc also talked about his participation in the next ODI World Cup and said that he is currently focusing on the upcoming major event. However, he also mentioned that the Australian team have some superstars coming through like Jhye Richardsons, Sean Abotts, Spencer Johnsons and many more.
“And then you look at the one-day format, it’s sort of four years in between World Cups, so where do I see myself in that mix? But I’ve got to get to the end of this World Cup first. But we’ve got some superstars coming through. You’ve got your Jhye Richardsons, your Sean Abbotts, your Spencer Johnsons. You’ve got plenty of young guys coming through. [Lance] Morris is going to be a gun.” Starc said.
Here’s how fans reacted:
I think mi needs quality left arm pacer
— Hsk (@hsk_analyst) September 7, 2023
The most expensive player In IPL history.. Loading..
— Satire (@satire_699) September 7, 2023
Bro's gonna pull out in January again 🙏🏻
— Arvind (@tanwarvin) September 7, 2023
But the sad thing is Mitchell starc did it many times "return his name from auction at close auction time"
— Pkrb (@pkrb31) September 7, 2023
Punjab will go for him
— BLANCO (@adeshpandey717) September 7, 2023
Nahi khelega , ye rayudu ka bhi Baap hai is tarah ki bakchodi me. Starc and Stokes dono.
— shashankkk (@Fmab96) September 7, 2023
RCB is here 🌸❤️🧿
— Yash. (@yashhverse) September 7, 2023
Ha baad mai withdraw kr lega 🤣🤣
— Dr. GS Bindra (PT) (@Gursimr52478812) September 7, 2023