Mitchell Starc is the best white-ball bowler in the world: Justin Langer
Starc took 8 wickets in his last five T20Is for Australia.
Updated - Nov 10, 2019 12:35 pm
Mitchell Starc turned out to be the spearhead of Australia’s bowling attack during World Cup 2015 and was a big success. But, after that, his injuries dented his effectiveness in ODIs and T20Is. He didn’t play ODIs regularly for the team until the 50 over mega-event that was held in England and Wales.
He gave some brilliant performances in the T20I series against Sri Lanka followed by Pakistan and has impressed his coach Justin Langer. The 29-year-old is having a fine summer as he scalped 8 wickets in his last five T20Is at an impressive economy rate of 6.63. He will also play an important role in Australia’s T20 World Cup campaign that will get Down Under next year.
Justin Langer is impressed with Mitchell Starc
In the press conference, after winning the T20I series against Pakistan, Justin Langer hailed Starc for his brilliant performances and feels that he is the best white-ball bowler in the world. As per him, he is good at bowling in the death overs.
“He’s brilliant. He is probably the world’s best white-ball cricketer, certainly (best) white-ball bowler. Starc is so good at the death. He led the wickets in the World Cup, we just know what a great bowler he is,” Langer told as quoted by cricket.com.au.
The Aussie speedster finished as the leading wicket-taker with 27 scalps, including two five-wicket and four-wicket hauls in the mega event in 2019. He also explained the improvement of the team in the last twelve months and how they have evolved. According to him, the 2019 World Cup has helped the team in order to give importance to planning and preparations ahead of a big tournament.
“Twelve months is a long way away. This time twelve months ago, we were the worst team in the world. But it’s really good we’re playing good cricket. We’ve learned a lot about planning and preparation. We’ve learned the value of that through the World Cup 50-over competition,” he added.
The next T20I series Australia scheduled to play is against South Africa that will get kicked off next year from February 21.