“I am there to attempt and get a breakthrough” – Mitchell Starc
Australian star pacer Mitchell Starc reveals that he has given the duty of taking wickets by the team management and the captain at any moment of any match against any opponents in this World Cup.
“I think what I have added is having the option to assume various roles. We have spoken about that, different conditions or different teams where I may very well attempt and return and take wickets. I may go for more runs yet I am there to attempt and get a breakthrough and have short, sharp spells. That is most likely something that has remained consistent all through my one-day cricket,” Starc said.
Starc has been in superb form in the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019. He is the leading wicket-taker of the tournament with 13 wickets in just five matches. He also entered into the list of Australia’s highest wicket-taker in the World Cup. He’s currently at second position alongside the other pacer Brett Lee with 35 wickets after he’s taken 4 wickets against Sri Lanka yesterday June 15 at The Oval in London.
But it has always been a huge workload for the players especially for the fast bowlers in the big tournament like World Cup. So asking about the rest, the 29-year old left-arm pacer denied and said: “In case I’m fit, I’d like to play every match. At last it’s not up to me, however it’s a World Cup. I think you must play your best XI, contingent upon conditions and the group we play. Yet, I unquestionably won’t set up my hand to rest.”
Starc was named as the Player of the Tournament in the last edition of the World Cup and has been heading towards another if he can carry this dangerous form throughout the tournament.