Thursday, December 7, 2023

Mitchell Starc Confirms He Will Retire From ODIs Before Test Cricket

Australian left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc has announced his retirement from ODIs before ending his Test career. Despite a strong record of 230 wickets in 119 ODIs, Starc won’t be part of the next World Cup in 2027, considering he’ll be 37 by then. He plans to retire after the scheduled ODI series against West Indies in February 2024.

Starc emphasized his commitment to Test cricket, stating it’s his top priority. Despite a quieter performance in the current World Cup, he aims to contribute against South Africa in the semi-final and hopes to advance to the final on November 19 in Ahmedabad.

Reflecting on his performance, Starc admitted he hasn’t reached the level of the last two World Cups but sees the semi-final as a chance to make an impact. He acknowledges the challenges for bowlers in today’s cricket, especially with two new balls and favorable batting conditions, stressing the need for bowlers to adapt and find ways to take wickets.

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