Australian cricket team’s star left-arm pace bowler Mitchell Starc has confirmed that he is interested in taking part in the coming IPL 2022, and most likely will put his name for the Mega Auction.
Mitchell Starc is no doubt one of the greatest of left-arm pacer in the world. The New South Wales cricketer is a prominent member of the Australian cricket team in all the formats of the game.
The bowler is capable of bowling balls with speed of over 150 km/h consistently, and that makes him more dangerous. He has the record for bowling the fast delivery in the history of Test cricket, clocking at 160.4 km/h.
He has great track record in the most difficult format for a bowler, the T20I. He has so far played 48 T20I matches and has taken 60 wickets with an economy rate of 7.52.
However, the prolific pacer has kept himself away from the world’s most richest cricket league in the world, the Indian Premier League (IPL). And with the Mega Auction coming for IPL 2022, fans were in doubt whether he would part of the auction or not.
Mitchell Starc himself has responded to it. During a pre-match press conference before the 5th Ashes Test, Starc was asked about his participation in the IPL 2022 Mega Auction.
Starc revealed that he has about two to three days left for the paperwork to come in, and that he might do it before hitting the training ground. He continued that he has not decided on it yet, but has couple of days to decide.
Mitchell Starc is considering to put his name in the mega auction for IPL 2022.— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) January 12, 2022
He further added that the there is chance that he will be there, regardless of any schedule. He stated that he has not been in the IPL for the last 6 years, and with the importance being given to T20 cricket and with the World Cup 2022 coming, he said that he is considering it.
Mitchell Starc in IPL
Mitchell Starc last played in the IPL in the year 2015 and was a key member of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) franchise.
He was then later bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for INR 9.40 crore, but he couldn’t compete for them due to injury was eventually released. He then kept himself away from the league to focus on International cricket.