Mitchell Starc

Mitchell Aaron Starc (born 30 January 1990) is an Australian international cricketer who plays for the Australian national team and New South Wales in domestic cricket.[3] A left-arm fast bowler and a lower order left-handed batsman, Starc was a prominent member of the victorious Australian squad that won the 2015 Cricket World Cup and was declared Player of the Tournament as a result of his consistent performances throughout the matches. He is regarded as one of the best fast bowlers in modern cricket.[4] With 49 World Cup wickets, he is the joint 5th highest wicket taker in tournament's history.[5]

Mitchell Starc
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Personal information
Full nameMitchell Aaron Starc
Born (1990-01-30) 30 January 1990 (age 32)
Baulkham Hills, New South Wales, Australia
Height1.97[1] m (6 ft 6 in)
BowlingLeft-arm fast
RelationsAlyssa Healy (wife)[2]
Brandon Starc (brother)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 425)1 December 2011 v New Zealand
Last Test8 July 2022 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 185)20 October 2010 v India
Last ODI11 September 2022 v New Zealand
ODI shirt no.56
T20I debut (cap 59)7 September 2012 v Pakistan
Last T20I7 October 2022 v West Indies
T20I shirt no.56
Domestic team information
2008/09–presentNew South Wales
2011/12–2014/15Sydney Sixers
2014–2016Royal Challengers Bangalore
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 71 105 53 122
Runs scored 1,816 469 90 2,688
Batting average 22.14 12.67 10.00 22.77
100s/50s 0/10 0/1 0/0 0/13
Top score 99 52* 14 99
Balls bowled 14,344 5,401 1,206 22,646
Wickets 287 206 69 463
Bowling average 27.62 22.22 22.00 26.83
5 wickets in innings 13 8 0 20
10 wickets in match 2 0 0 4
Best bowling 6/50 6/28 4/20 8/73
Catches/stumpings 33/— 37/– 15/— 61/—
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 7 October 2022

On 15 November 2015, Starc delivered one of the fastest deliveries in a Test match, of 160.4 km/h against Ross Taylor of New Zealand.[6] Starc then became the fastest bowler to take (over) 100 ODI wickets on 21 August 2016 against Sri Lanka, doing so in 52 innings and breaking Saqlain Mushtaq's 19-year-old record of taking 100 wickets in 53 innings. However, just 19 months later on 25 March 2018, Starc had his record broken by Afghan leg spinner Rashid Khan, who took 100 wickets in only 44 innings.[7] As of February 2019, Starc nevertheless remains the fastest paceman to achieve the hard feat.

Domestic careerEdit

Starc playing for New South Wales in 2008

Starc started playing cricket from a young age, at 9 years old for Northern Districts as a wicket keeper.[8] He was a representative cricketer of the Northern Districts Cricket Association and attended Homebush Boys High School, representing the school's 1st grade cricket team. He is also a former junior cricketer for the Berala Sports Cricket Club in Sydney, where he was known to wicket keep and bowl in the same innings.

Starc had a rookie contract with New South Wales for the 2008/09 summer, and in February 2009 was brought into their squad to replace Aaron Bird after Bird was suspended for having an illegal bowling action.[9][10] He made his first-class debut in New South Wales' final match of the season on 5 March 2009 against Western Australia.[11] The match was drawn and New South Wales finished on the bottom of the ladder for the 2008–09 Sheffield Shield season as a result.[12]

Western Australia approached Starc to recruit him for their team in the 2009/10 season, but he already had a contract with New South Wales and stayed with them instead.[13] In eight Sheffield Shield games through the season, he took 21 wickets, including a best of 5 for 74 against Queensland,[14][15] and scored a half-century against Victoria.[16] Starc was selected to play for the Australian Institute of Sport in 2010, where his bowling helped the team to win the Emerging Players Twenty20 Trophy over teams from India, New Zealand, and South Africa.[17]

In 2019, Starc maintained his dominance at the domestic level by breaking records in the Australian domestic one-day tournament, which came about due to postponement of Australia's tour of Bangladesh. The pure numbers from Starc's tournament underlined his dominance in the competition: 26 wickets from six matches at an average of 8.12 and a strike rate of 12.3.[18] Starc was named as Player of the Tournament in which New South Wales won.

Early international careerEdit

First international seasons (2010–2012)Edit

Due to his impressive performances in the 2010 winter, Starc was chosen as a late replacement in Australia's tour of India in late 2010, replacing the injured Josh Hazlewood.[19] Starc made his international debut on this tour, playing in a One Day International (ODI) against India on 20 October 2010. He did not bat and was wicketless.[20] Starc played his second ODI later in the summer, in the final match of Australia's three-match series against Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka had already won the series by winning the first two matches, their first ever series win in Australia. Starc and fellow fast bowler Clint McKay took nine wickets between them in Sri Lanka's innings to set up an eight-wicket win for Australia. The win ended a seven-match losing streak for Australia.[21][22] Ahead of the 2010–11 Ashes series, Starc was selected to play for Australia A in a warm-up match against England. During a Sheffield Shield match for New South Wales the week before the match, Starc suffered a side-strain injury, ruling him out for four weeks. As a result, he missed the Australia A match and wasn't considered for selection in the Ashes.[23][24] He was selected again to play for Australia A in the 2011 winter for a tri-series in Zimbabwe.[25]

Starc came into contention for a Test cricket debut in the 2011/12 season. He took two five-wicket hauls against Queensland in November: first in a Sheffield Shield match, then in a one-day match. Despite New South Wales losing both matches, Starc was named the player of the match in the one-day match because of both his bowling performance and strong hitting late in New South Wales' batting innings.[26][27] He was once again selected to play for Australia A, this time in a warm-up match against New Zealand at the end of November.[28] During this match, he was announced as part of Australia's team for the first Test match against New Zealand to replace the injured Ryan Harris, setting him up to make his Test debut.[29]

Starc made his Test debut for Australia on 1 December 2011, in the first Test of the two-Test series against New Zealand. He was given his baggy green by Richie Benaud and took two wickets in the match.[30] He took another two wickets in the second Test,[31] but he was left out of the team named for the first Test of the subsequent series against India, and was then removed from the squad entirely for the 2012 New Year's Test to make way for Ryan Harris, as Harris had recovered from his injury.[32] While out of the squad he played for the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League, and took three wickets in a man-of-the-match performance against the Sydney Thunder.[33] Starc was recalled to Australia's Test squad when James Pattinson was ruled out because of a foot injury,[34] and he played in the third Test on the pace-friendly WACA Ground in place of spinner Nathan Lyon. He excelled in bowling with swing to right-handed batsmen, and among his four wickets he successfully dismissed Sachin Tendulkar leg-before-wicket.[35][36] He was left out of the team for the final Test match of the series to make way for Lyon's return,[37][38] and was also removed from Australia's ODI squad to make way for the return of Ryan Harris. This freed him up to play domestic cricket for New South Wales for the rest of the season.[39][40]

Starc returned to the national squad for their Test series in the West Indies in April 2012. He did not play in the first two Test matches, but was brought into the side for the final match of the series because of injuries to James Pattinson and Peter Siddle. Once the series was finished, Yorkshire County Cricket Club attempted to sign to Starc for the 2012 County Championship to bolster their fast bowling lineup.[41][42][43][44] He was signed for a five-week contract and was set to play in four matches for Yorkshire, starting with a match on May 9. However, upon his arrival in the United Kingdom, Starc was detained and questioned at Heathrow Airport for more than four hours then deported because his visa forms had not been filled out correctly. He had to fly home to Australia then back to England, missing the May 9 match.[45][46] Starc didn't make his county championship debut for Yorkshire until May 30, a drawn match against Northamptonshire in which he took 5 wickets.[47][48] Starc was called up again to return to the Australian squad in early July for the final ODI of a series against England, though he did not play in the match, and then he joined Australia A for their subsequent tour of England.[49][50]

Starc again joined the Australian ODI squad for Australia's series against Afghanistan and Pakistan in August and September of 2012. He began the tour in superb form, winning man of the match in Australia's first two matches for taking four wickets against Afghanistan and five wickets against Pakistan in two wins.[51][52] He did not take any wickets in the 2nd ODI against Pakistan, during which he complained of a side/chest injury, and Australia lost the match.[53][54] In the final deciding ODI of the series, Starc bounced back and took four wickets. Australia won the series and Starc was named the player of the series because of his nine wickets in Australia's two wins. Then-captain Michael Clarke pointed to Starc's bowling in the series as a standout, saying, "He bowled with good pace. He's such a tall guy and he swung the ball beautifully in conditions where there wasn't much there for the fast bowlers as well."[55][56] Starc stayed in Australia's squad for the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka, where Australia made it to the semi-finals but were knocked out of the tournament by the West Indies.[57][58][59]

Workload issues and injuries (2012–2013)Edit

Before the start of the 2012/13 summer in Australia, Starc played in the 2012 Champions League Twenty20 for the Sydney Sixers, alongside fellow national team fast bowlers Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood. This created problems for the national team, as the Champions League meant that the three would only have the chance to play one first-class match before the first Test match of the Australian summer, hindering their preparation.[60] This also created the potential problem of the three bowlers having too high of a workload and suffering from injuries, preventing them from being at their fittest when playing for Australia. Australia's bowling coach, Ali de Winter, traveled to South Africa for the tournament to ensure they wouldn't be overexerting themselves.[61] Sixers captain Brad Haddin trusted Starc to bowl the final overs of each game, and Starc was very successful throughout the tournament. He featured prominently in the Sixers' game against his old side Yorkshire, taking three wickets to help restrict Yorkshire to just 96 runs from their twenty overs.[62][63] He followed this up in a game against the Highveld Lions with another three wickets.[64] The Sixers won the tournament undefeated, and Starc finished as the tournament's leading wicket-taker with 14 wickets, getting him named player of the tournament.[65][66] Starc's success despite the heavy workload he'd had over the last twelve months impressed de Winter, who said he had proven to be "robust".[67]

Upon his return to Australia, Starc admitted that he had lost seven kilograms due to a gastric complaint during the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka and a follow-up illness during the Champions League in South Africa.[68] Starc was in consideration for the first Test match against South Africa, but was ultimately left out of the team in favour of Ben Hilfenhaus.[69] He was named as 12th man for the first two Test matches, and in the meantime played well for New South Wales to push his case for inclusion in the team.[70][71][72] He was finally included in the side for the final Test of the series in Perth. Whilst Australia lost the match, Starc took 6/154 and achieved the second fastest Test fifty (32 balls) by an Australian in Australia's second innings on 4 December.[73] Though Australia lost that match, Starc helped bowl Australia to their first win of the summer in the next match against Sri Lanka in Hobart. In the final innings, Starc bowled aggressively with reverse swing and took the final two wickets of the innings to win the match, finishing with figures of 5/63.[74][75][76] Despite his recent form, he was rested in favour of Jackson Bird to make his debut for the subsequent Boxing Day Test. The decision to rest Starc for the Boxing Day Test was controversial. Australia's young fast bowlers in recent years had suffered from many stress fractures, which sports scientists attributed to heavy workloads, and with Starc being the only bowler to play for Australia in all three formats (Tests, ODIs, and T20Is) he had a very heavy workload.[77] However, the decision was criticised both because of the significance that playing in the Boxing Test match would have for Starc, and because resting Starc in the middle of a Test series could have consequences for his confidence and form. Former Australian fast bowler Damien Fleming noted that bowlers can't simply be switched on and off like robots.[78]

Starc and Bird would both be selected for the Sydney Test a week later, and Starc remained in the team for the following ODI series against Sri Lanka. During the opening match of the series, Starc experienced calf soreness which forced him to miss the second match. This was the first time an injury had forced Starc to miss a match for Australia.[79] He also played in Australia's ODI series against the West Indies, and he was named player of the match for a devastating 5/20 spell in the 1st ODI, which helped bowl the West Indies out for 70 runs (a total which Australia chased within just 10 overs).[80] During this time, a bone spur was discovered in Starc's ankle. Due to the intense schedule for the Australian team in the upcoming year, Starc chose to forgo surgery to fix the issue which would have taken him out of the side for up to three months.[81] Starc also chose not to submit his name for the 2013 IPL player auction despite the expectation that he would attract a considerable sum of money. He instead opted to take two months to rest between Australia's 2013 tours of India and England.[82] In the 3rd Test of Australia's tour of India, Starc came within one run of being the first Australian to score a Test century batting 9 or below for 65 years. He played "nervelessly" through most of his innings, but when he reached 99 India's captain MS Dhoni brought the fielders in to put more pressure on Starc, and he began to play false shots. Starc attempted to drive the ball off of Ishant Sharma's bowling, but instead he edged the ball behind him and was caught by Dhoni.[83][84] This turned out to be Starc's final match of the tour. India had won the series at the end of the 3rd Test match, so rather than risk Starc's ankle spur becoming a bigger problem, they sent him back to Australia for surgery with the hope that he would be recovered in time for the tour of England.[85] It was then discovered that a separate spur had already broken off on the inside of Starc's ankle, which had been causing him pain for several months. Starc later revealed that he had been relying on injections of painkillers to get through his bowling, but the injections were no longer numbing the pain by the end of the India series.[86] The surgery was a success and he was named in Australia's squads for the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy and the 2013 Ashes series in England.[87]

Starc's first international match after recovering from his ankle surgery came in Australia's first match of the Champions Trophy. This loss to England turned out to be Starc's only match for the tournament as he was still tentative in his recovery from injury.[86][88] He continued his recovery by playing in a tour match against Somerset, in which he and James Pattinson tore through Somerset's batting with the second new ball, taking 6 wickets for no runs as Somerset collapsed from 2/304 to 320 all out.[86][89] In the 2013 Ashes series, Starc played in Australia's loss in the first match but was dropped for the second Test. He was brought back into the side for the third match, being preferred because he could help create footmarks on the pitch for off-spinner Nathan Lyon to bowl into.[90] Starc struggled to bowl with accuracy, but on day 3 of the match he was able to generate reverse swing with the ball and take several key wickets.[91] His inaccuracy also proved useful, as a wayward ball delivered to the leg side dismissed Alastair Cook when Cook was well set at the crease.[92] Starc's wickets helped to give Australia a chance of winning the match, but the match was ultimately drawn.[93] Starc was yet again dropped for the fourth match of the series, and yet again recalled for the fifth and final match, with England having already retained the Ashes. By this point he had no played in two consecutive matches in a series since 2011.[94][95] Overall, his Ashes series showed signs that he was improving, but consistency and inaccuracy remained issues for him.[96] Instead of staying in England for the following ODI series, Starc returned home to Australia because of lower back soreness.[97] This was later diagnosed as a stress fracture which ruled Starc out of Australia's home summer, including the 2013–14 Ashes series rematch against England.[98] Starc would not return to the Australian Test side until October 2014.[99]

Later international careerEdit

Starc recovered from his back injury and returned to Australia's team in the shorter ODI and Twenty20 formats in the second half of the 2013/14 season, but he didn't play a single first-class match until his return to the Test team in Australia's series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in October 2014.[99] After playing in the 2nd Test match, Starc returned to Australia to play for New South Wales in the Sheffield Shield. He took seven wickets in his first match back against South Australia, but suffered a groin strain and was ruled out of the next match.[100] Starc returned to the Test team again for Australia's home series against India.[101] Starc played in the 2nd Test match at the Gabba, selected because his bowling style suited the wicket there, but he performed poorly and his body language was criticised by former Test cricketer Shane Warne.[102] Starc was dropped for the 3rd Test but recalled again for the 4th and final match of the series. He was officially reprimanded by the International Cricket Council for an "exaggerated celebration" after taking the wicket of Murali Vijay. When Vijay was caught behind the stumps by Brad Haddin, Starc celebrated by screaming in Vijay's face.[103][104] Despite the reprimand, Starc performed well and took five wickets.[102]

Starc helped Australia to win the 2015 Carlton Mid Triangular Series against India and England. He bowled well from the very first match of the series, taking two wickets in the first three balls of England's batting innings.[105][106] He followed up his four wickets against England with six wickets against India, again taking a wicket in the first over of the innings.[107] He was named the player of the match in both matches, and his performances took him to a career total of 59 ODI wickets at a strike-rate of just 24.2 deliveries per wicket. At the time, this strike-rate was the world record for players with more than 50 wickets.[108]

Starc was part of Australia's victorious team in the 2015 Cricket World Cup, hosted in Australia and New Zealand. He took two wickets against England in the first match,[109] but Australia's second match against Bangladesh was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain.[110] Australia's third match of the World Cup was played against co-hosts New Zealand. Australia batted first and only scored 151, a target which they were not expected to be able to defend.[111] Starc bowled well with swing to begin with, but after bowling 6 overs he was taken out of the bowling attack.[112] Starc was brought back on later to bowl his remaining overs. He bowled the 23rd over, the last of his allotted 10 overs, with New Zealand at 145 runs for 7, needing just 7 more runs to win. New Zealand's innings had been led by Kane Williamson, who was on strike at the start of Starc's over, but took a single off of the second ball. Starc's next delivery was a yorker, which bowled out Adam Milne. His next delivery was another yorker, which bowled out Tim Southee and put Starc on a hat-trick. Australia needed one more wicket to win the match, but New Zealand's final batsman, Trent Boult, was able to defend the last two balls of Starc's spell. Williamson hit the winning runs for New Zealand in the following over.[113] Starc finished the match with 6 wickets, the second time he'd achieved this during the season. In doing so, he became the first Australian ever to take 6 wickets in an ODI on multiple occasions.[112]

After the loss to New Zealand, Australia won the rest of their group matches against Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, and Scotland. Against Scotland, Starc took four wickets for 14 runs in just five overs of bowling, including dismissing both of Scotland's opening batsmen in the first seven overs of the innings.[114] Australia made it to the final of the World Cup, which was again played against New Zealand. This time New Zealand batted first, and Starc opened the bowling for Australia. On the third ball of the match, Starc bowled Brendon McCullum. This wicket had the effect of putting New Zealand on the defensive from the very beginning, and they never recovered.[115] Starc finished the tournament with 22 wickets and a bowling average of 10.18. His bowling strike-rate was 17.4 balls per wicket, the best of any bowler in a World Cup since the inaugural 1975 Cricket World Cup.[116][117] Starc was named the player of the tournament,[118] and he finished the tournament as the top-ranked ODI bowler in the world.[119]

Starc in 2017

In the second Test match of Australia's 2016 away tour of Sri Lanka, Starc took his 100th Test wicket. For his performances in 2016, he was named in the World Test XI by the ICC and Cricinfo.[120][121] He won the 2017 Allan Border Medal for the best Test bowler for his performance with the ball against Sri Lanka in 2016.[122] He reached 1,000 Test runs in Pune in the 2016–17 Border–Gavaskar Trophy series against India. With this he became the 14th Australian cricketer to take more than 100 wickets and score more than 1,000 runs in Test cricket. In the first Test match of Australia's 2018 away tour of South Africa, he took bowling figures of 9 for 109 and won the Man of the Match award.[123]

On 30 December 2016, against Pakistan in the Boxing Day Test, he broke Andrew Symonds' record of the most sixes at the MCG in one innings, hitting 7 sixes.

In November 2017, he became the first bowler to take a hat-trick in each innings of a Sheffield Shield match, while playing for New South Wales against Western Australia in the 2017–18 Sheffield Shield season.[124][125]

In April 2018, he was awarded a national contract by Cricket Australia for the 2018–19 season.[126][127] He took 13 wickets in the 2018–19 Border–Gavaskar Trophy series against India[128] and in the following Test series against Sri Lanka, he was instrumental in setting up Australia's series clinching win with his 10-wicket haul.[129]

Starc at Trent Bridge during the 2019 World Cup.

In April 2019, he was named in Australia's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[130][131] In Australia's match against the West Indies, Starc became the quickest bowler, in terms of number of matches, to take 150 wickets in ODIs, doing so in his 77th game, thus achieving this feat one match quicker than Saqlain Mushtaq, who did it in 78 games. Australia went on to win the match by 15 runs with Starc finishing on 5/44 in his 10 overs.[132][133][134] On 29 June 2019, in the match against New Zealand, Starc became the first bowler to take three five-wicket hauls at the Cricket World Cup.[135] He finished the tournament with 27 dismissals, which is an all-time record for most wickets as an individual in a single World Cup.[136]

In July 2019, he was named in Australia's squad for the 2019 Ashes series in England.[137][138] Although, he just played a solitary game in the Ashes, taking 4 wickets across two innings, as Australia chose to rotate their fast bowlers over the course of the series. On 16 July 2020, Starc was named in a 26-man preliminary squad of players to begin training ahead of a possible tour to England following the COVID-19 pandemic.[139][140] On 14 August 2020, Cricket Australia confirmed that the fixtures would be taking place, with Starc included in the touring party.[141][142]

In November 2020, Starc was nominated for the ICC Men's ODI Cricketer of the Decade award.[143][144] The following month, in the second Test against India, Starc took his 250th wicket in Test cricket.[145] In August 2021, in the first match against Bangladesh, Starc became the first bowler for Australia to take 50 wickets in T20I cricket.[146] Later the same month, Starc was named in Australia's squad for the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup.[147] He picked 9 wickets in 7 matches with bowling average of 27.56

Starc was named in 2021-22 Ashes series test squad. He performed throughout the series, with both the ball and bat, scoring runs as a capable lower-order batsman and picked up 19 wickets in 5 matches with a bowling average of 25.36. Starc scored 155 runs with a 38.75 batting average, which assisted the Australian cricket team to retain the Ashes and win the series 4-0.[148]

Indian Premier LeagueEdit

In 2014, Starc was signed by the Royal Challengers Bangalore to play in the 2014 Indian Premier League (IPL). In a match against Kings XI Punjab, Starc took two diving catches near the boundary to dismiss Glen Maxwell and Wriddhiman Saha. Starc used a different method to most Australian cricketers to take these catches, with his fingers pointed down instead of up. Starc said of this, "Back home, most players favour the reverse cup method and some also say it is easier to get into the right position. But I have been used to the other method since childhood and it has stayed with me."[149] In a match on May 6 against Mumbai Indians, Starc got involved in an altercation with Mumbai batsman Kieron Pollard. In the 17th over of Bangalore's innings, Starc bowled a bouncer to Pollard which Pollard failed to hit, after which the two players exchanged words. While Starc was in his run-up for the next delivery, Pollard pulled away from the crease, expecting Starc to abort his run-up. Instead of aborting, Starc followed Pollard and bowled the ball at his legs. Pollard swung his bat, threatening to throw it at Starc, and it slipped out of his hand and went to the leg side. Both players were fined a portion of their match fee (Starc 75% and Pollard 50%) and charged with offences under the IPL's code of conduct, with Starc charged with "conduct that either (a) is contrary to the spirit of the game; or (b) brings the game into disrepute."[150] Public reaction to the altercation was overwhelmingly negative. ESPNcricinfo editor Nagraj Gollapudi opined that both players were let off leniently, as the punishment in the code of conduct could have been up to 100% of their match fee as well as a two-match ban.[151] Ravi Shastri, then a member of the IPL governing council, warned that repeat incidents could result in match bans and fines of double the players' match fees.[152]

Starc's start to the 2015 season was delayed due to a knee injury which kept him in Australia.[153] Before Starc's arrival, Bangalore were at the bottom of the IPL table, but when Starc returned he took the lead of Bangalore's bowling and turned the team around.[154] Royal Challengers Bangalore only lost one of their next seven matches,[155] and Starc finished the tournament with 20 wickets.[156] He missed the IPL in 2016 and in February 2017 parted ways with Royal Challengers Bangalore in order to focus on international cricket. In January 2018 he was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders[157] but was ruled out of the 2018 Indian Premier League due to injury. He was released in November 2018.[158][159] He pulled out of the 2022 IPL season, citing 'bubble fatigue'' as a reason.[160]

Personal lifeEdit

Starc is of Slovene descent.[161] He is the elder brother of Australian Olympic high jumper Brandon Starc.[162]

In 2015, Starc became engaged to fellow Australian cricketer Alyssa Healy[163] and they married on 15 April 2016. Starc and Healy are only the third married couple to both play Test cricket, after Roger and Ruth Prideaux, who represented England in the 1950s and 1960s, as well as Guy and Rasanjali de Alwis, who represented Sri Lanka in the 1980s and 1990s.[164] They met when they were 9, when both were wicketkeepers for Northern Districts.[8] In March 2020, Starc flew home ahead of the final ODI match against South Africa, so he could watch Healy play in the final of the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup.[165]

Starc supports the Greater Western Sydney Giants in the Australian Football League.[166]

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