Off The Field

Mitchell Starc looking forward to IPL 2024

Written by Shreyas Vyas

Australia pacer Mitchell Starc is looking forward to playing in the Indian Premier League 2024 season. Starc is making his return to the tournament after 9 long years. He last represented Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2014 and 2015 season.

Starc has prioritised Test cricket and spending time with his family ever since. Starc returned to the tournament to prepare for the T20 World Cup 2024, set to be jointly hosted by the Caribbean islands and the United States of America. The fast bowler was brought by Kolkata Knight Riders for a record price in the IPL mini-auction in 2023, hosted in the United Arab Emirates. The franchise shelled out Rs. 24.75 crore for the World Cup winner.

“I do remember fondly the couple of years that I had at the RCB alongside Virat. He was the captain as well. That was the first time I got to know him properly, particularly off the field. He is such a different person off the field. Such a humble and warm character off the field and then fiercely competitive on it. I remember that the most about him,” Starc said in the interview.

Kolkata Knight Riders would be looking forward to the speedster, who has accomplished a lot in 2023. Starc won the World Test Championship with Australia and then doubled it up with the ODI World Cup. Both times, Australia defeated India in the final of the competition. The fast bowler will bring the ability to bowl at a fierce pace and experience needed for KKR.

Starc has played 27 matches in the IPL and has picked up 34 wickets at an economy of 7.17.

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