Speaking out over being left out of the T20 World Cup match against Afghanistan -‘I spoke to George Bailey at length’. Australia’s crucial T20 World Cup match versus Afghanistan was play without Starc.
Given that the Kangaroos require a convincing victory that night. Mitchell Starc’s absence from Australia’s starting lineup. For their last Super 12 match against Afghanistan in the T20 World Cup was unexpect. The Australians won without him by four runs, but it wasn’t enough to advance them to the next stage. Starc, who took three wickets in the seventh iteration of the competition. Was furious with the choice and recently disclose that he discuss it with selections chairman George Bailey.
The 32 year old said they spoke with the former cricketer. For a considerable amount of time despite without revealing any specifics of their encounter. The speedster also openly revealed his goals for his T20 cricket career in the future.
“I still have ambitions to play T20 cricket for Australia”
“George and I have spoken and that is where it will stay. I had strong opinions on it and had a conversation, and that’s where it is. I spoke to George at length, it was a good conversation. Many different things were floated there,”Starc said.
“I still have ambitions to play T20 cricket for Australia but it is a long time to the next one and a lot of water to go under the bridge. So we will face that when we get to that,”He added.
Despite being one of the best players in the present period. Starc is one of those players who repeatedly rejects to play in the Indian Premier League. The Australian bowler decides to take those two months off. From physical activity in order to focus more on international cricket.
On the other side, he is not consistently performing at his best in the game’s shortest format. And his Twenty20 stats are dropping. Although he admits that playing in the IPL would have accelerated his development in the format. He emphasized that he had no significant second thoughts about his choice.
“It may have [hampered T20 bowling] but if I’d gone there, having no break and playing 12 months of the year, what does that affect? Do I break down? Does it affect my red-ball cricket? You can’t just sit there and go ‘he should go to the IPL because he’d be a better T20 bowler. What’s the downside of that? Do I give away a format of the game because I’m playing 12 months of the year? In my mind, I don’t regret any of those decisions not to go. I wouldn’t change it,”32 year old said.
“I feel like particularly last year, if I take my Test cricket from the last 12-18 months, and how that’s benefited from the break that I’ve had through IPL periods, that’s paid for itself I guess. It’s always been my decision, and that is part of the reason that I do it, to give myself that break physically and mentally. And the other side of it is to see and spend time with my wife [Alysaa Healy] away from cricket. It’s hard enough juggling one cricket schedule, let alone two,”He concluded.