Australia’s premier fast bowler Mitchell Starc is one of the best in the world. Many regard him as the most feared pacer amongst the current bunch. His sheer pace combined with swing is a lethal combination. The deadly yorkers that he bowls are a nightmare for any batsman.
But just like every other cricketer, he too looks up to someone for inspiration. When asked about the bowler he admires the most, he reckoned South Africa’s Dale Steyn to be the best. Starc believes Steyn is a bowler for all situations and has taken heaps of wickets all around the world.
“He’s taken so many wickets, he’s done it in all conditions. He’s not the biggest or strongest bloke but he’s played a lot of cricket, taken a lot of wickets, bowled fast for a long time and unfortunately, it’s starting to catch up with him. For someone like that [I have] a lot of admiration for.” Starc said in an interview to The Unplayable Podcast.
While Steyn has been missing from international cricket due to a shoulder injury, yet he is one of the all time greats. He possesses an astonishing record as the right-hander has picked up 417 Test wickets in 85 matches at a daunting average of 22.31. During his peak, he could absolutely decimate the opposition batting line-up with his pace and swing, something that Starc does these days.
Starc to miss the Bangladesh series
Australia are set to play a Test series of 2 matches in Bangladesh starting August 27 in Dhaka. Mitchell Starc won’t participate in the competition as he is suffering from a foot stress fracture. While the pitches in Bangladesh would most likely be conducive to spin, Starc’s services will be duly missed by the Aussies as there is no supplement for the sheer pace that Starc possesses.