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Ashes 2021 : Been hearing it for decade. Starc’s response to criticism


Australia has got the dream start for their Ashes, bowling England out for 147 runs in 50.1 overs. Mitchell Starc, who was under the scanner for his form, bowled Rory Burns out on the very first ball of the Ashes 2021 – 2022. Mitchell Starc had recently faced a lot of criticism and there were voices for Jhye Richardson to be included in the playing eleven. Starc, speaking to 7 cricket revealed that he has been facing criticism for the last decade.

Starc has become the second bowler who has picked up a wicket on the first delivery of the Ashes series. Upon being asked by the presenter about his selection and the criticism hovering around it, Starc said: “Its been 10 year, so its nothing new. That was about 210 games ago”.

Shane Warne was critical of having Mitchell Starc in the team due to his recent form. The bowler did not have a great outing in the Test matches this year. Against the depleted Indian side, Starc managed to pick up only 11 wickets and the Australian side went on to lose the match at fortress Gabba along with the series. Starc ‘s performance at the Dubai T20 World cup was masked by their maiden WC win in the shortest format.

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Some reports said that Jimmy Anderson was rested in order to be prepared for the 2nd Pink ball test match while there were others which said that the bowler is going through a niggle.

Upon being asked what the Australians were expecting the England’s 11 for the first test, Starc responded “Not sure if you ask anyone a couple of days ago, if that was gonna happen, anything would believe it so. To take 300 test match wickets and 1000 wickets out of their test side is pretty interesting”

Starc bowled Rory Burns on the first ball of the match with the leg-stump full ball as the left-hander crossed over from the line of the ball. Australia will open their innings from the 2nd day as the remaining 1st day was marred by rain and wet outfield. It is interesting to note that England won the toss and decided to bat on a challenging pitch. Pat Cummins had a great start to his test captaincy as he picked up five wickets for 38 runs in 13.1 overs.

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