|Mitchell Starc Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||January 30, 1990|
Mitchell Starc is an Australian professional cricketer who has represented his country in all 3 formats of the sport (Tests, ODIs, and T20Is), as a frontline pace bowler. He was an integral member of the Australian squads that had won the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup and the 2021 ICC World T20, the 5th and 1st time, respectively, that Australia had achieved these feats. In the Australian domestic circuit, he has played for his home state of New South Wales (2008-09–Present) across all 3 formats. In franchise-based T20 leagues, he has turned out for the Sydney Sixers (2011-12–2014-15) in the BBL (Big Bash League) and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (2014–2016) in the IPL (Indian Premier League). A rare occurrence in modern cricket, Mitchell has also played domestic cricket outside of his home country representing Yorkshire County Cricket Club (2012) in England.
Mitchell Aaron Starc
FLOAT (Fastest Left-Armer Of All Time)
Baulkham Hills, Hills District, Greater Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Mitchell had attended the Homebush Boys High School, a public school in Homebush, Sydney.
- Father – Paul Starc (d. 2021)
- Siblings – Brandon Starc (Younger Brother) (High Jumper, ‘Silver’ Medalist at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics, ‘Gold’ Medalist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games)
- Others – Laura Turner (Sister-in-Law) (Athlete), Greg Healy (Father-in-Law) (Former Cricketer), Sandy Healy (Mother-in-Law), Kareen Healy (Sister-in-Law) (Deceased), Ian Healy (Uncle-in-Law) (Former Professional Cricketer, Former World Record Holder for the most number of dismissals by a wicketkeeper in Test Match Cricket), Helen Healy (Aunt-in-Law), Tom Healy (Cousin-in-Law) (Cricketer), Emma Healy (Cousin-in-Law), Laura Healy (Cousin-in-Law), Kenneth James Healy (Uncle-in-Law) (Former Cricketer), Kim Healy (Aunt-in-Law)
56 – Test Match, One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I), New South Wales (Australian Domestic Cricket), Sydney Sixers (BBL), Royal Challengers Bangalore (IPL)
6 ft 6 in or 198 cm
92 kg or 203 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Mitchell has dated –
- Alyssa Healy (2015-Present) – Mitchell got engaged to fellow Australian professional cricketer Alyssa Healy in 2015 and they got married on April 15, 2016. They have known each other since they were both 9 years old. They are only the 3rd married couple (heterosexual) to have played international cricket in the test match format after the Prideauxs (Roger Prideaux and Ruth Westbrook) had done so for England in the 1950s and 1960s, and the de Alwis couple (Guy de Alwis and Rasanjali Silva) had represented Sri Lanka in the 1980s and 1990s.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Slovene descent.
- Toned physique
- Towering frame
- Short-cropped, side-parted, wavy hair
- Affable smile
- Often sports a rugged stubble
Mitchell Starc Facts
- Mitchell, during the 3rd test match of the 2012–13 edition of the Border–Gavaskar Trophy (a biennial test series contested by Australia and India), had become the first cricketer ever to have batted at number 9 or lower and survived 100 or more balls in both the innings of the match. His heroics with the bat, however, could not prevent a 6-wicket defeat for Australia as India took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the 4-match series. India won the last test match as well to record their first-ever test series whitewash (the feat of winning all the matches in a series) against Australia.
- He was the joint-highest wicket-taker (22) in Australia’s victorious campaign at the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup and was named the ‘Player of the Tournament’ for his heroics. In the subsequent edition of the tournament, he was the leading wicket-taker in the tournament (27) but Australia had faltered at the semi-final stage. This tally of 27 dismissals had set a new record for the most number of wickets by an individual bowler in a single edition of the tournament.
- This combined tally of 49 wickets across the 2015 and 2019 editions of the tournament makes him the 5th-highest wicket-taker in the history of the prestigious tournament, as of March 2022. During the 2019 edition of the tournament, he had also become the first bowler ever to record 3 five-wicket hauls at the ICC Cricket World Cup.
- He was the leading wicket-taker (87) in the world in all forms of international cricket for the calendar year 2015.
- In December 2016, in the ‘Boxing Day’ test match against Pakistan, he had broken Andrew Symonds‘ record of the most number of sixes hit at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in one inning, by smoking 7 sixes.
- In November 2017, representing New South Wales against Western Australia, he had become the first bowler ever to record a hat-trick (the feat of picking up 3 wickets off 3 successive deliveries) in each innings of a Sheffield Shield (the premier domestic first-class cricket competition in Australia) match.
- He and his wife Alyssa Healy participate in an annual friendly golf competition that they have affectionately named the Steally Cup by combining their last names (Healy and Starc).
- He is an ardent supporter of the Greater Western Sydney Giants, a professional club that competes in the Australian Football League (AFL), the pre-eminent and only fully professional men’s competition of Australian rules football.
Featured Image by Mitchell Starc / Instagram