Bangalore eyes Mitchell Starc as pacer plans a return to Indian T20 league

Mitchell Starc last played an ITL game in 2015

Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc (Image Credit: BCCI/IPL)

It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that Mitchell Starc is one of the best bowlers of this generation. However, irrespective of his performances for Australia, he hasn’t played in the Indian T20 League (ITL) for quite a while now. He was last seen in the Indian T20 league way back in 2015.

Nevertheless, in what comes as a big news, the pacer seems all set to play the biggest T20 league in the world once again. According to a report in Sports Tiger, Bangalore, his former franchise, are eyeing him, and might end up buying him in the mega auction. The speedster represented the Bangalore-based franchise for two seasons, and had a good time for them as well.

While speaking to, Starc spoke about him featuring in the cash-rich T20 league. He went on to say that he is yet to decide but has certainly considered putting his name for the upcoming auction. The 31-year-old also mentioned the fact that it’s been five to six years since he last featured in the Indian T20 league.

“I’ve got two days to get my paperwork in, so that might be something to 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. It’s certainly on the table regardless of what the schedule has got coming up,” said Mitchell Starc as quoted by Sports Tiger.

“I haven’t been for six years or so. Obviously, 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. There’s a bit going on with scheduling and what-not to get our heads around, certainly for us multi-format players,” he added.

In the 26 games Starc played in the Indian T20 league for Bangalore, he took 34 wickets at an average of 20.38. While he was purchased by the Kolkata in the ITL 2018 auction, he couldn’t play the season due to an injury.

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