Starc surpasses Cummins, fetches Rs 24 cr

NEW DELHI | Updated: 19 December, 2023 7:38 pm IST
Mitchel Starc secured a record-breaking deal, emerging as the most expensive player in IPL history with a whopping price tag of Rs 24.75 crore.

NEW DELHI: Mitchell Aaron Starc, born on January 30, 1990, has carved a formidable reputation as one of Australia’s premier cricketers, representing the national team and New South Wales in domestic cricket. The left-arm fast bowler and lower-order left-handed batsman are widely celebrated as one of the greatest bowlers in white-ball cricket.

The Australian cricketer Mitchell Starc secured a record-breaking deal, emerging as the most expensive player in IPL history with a whopping price tag of Rs 24.75 crore. Starc broke the record set by Patrick Cummins an hour after he was sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for 20.50 crore. The auction, held at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai on Tuesday, witnessed an intense bidding war.

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Starc’s journey in international cricket commenced in 2010, but his early career faced setbacks due to persistent injuries. Despite these challenges, he rose to prominence as a key figure in the Australian squad that clinched the 2015 Cricket World Cup. Starc’s exceptional performances throughout the tournament earned him the prestigious title of Player of the Tournament.

His cricketing prowess continued to shine, and Starc played a crucial role in the Australian team’s triumph at the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup. The left-arm fast bowler showcased his skills on the global stage, contributing significantly to his team’s success.

In the 2019 Cricket World Cup, Starc etched his name in history by claiming 27 wickets, setting a record for the most wickets taken in a single edition of the tournament. His lethal bowling spells and ability to consistently deliver under pressure made him a standout player in the competition.

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