Mitchell Starc is invariably a threat for any side when they are facing Australia. The left-arm quick will play an indispensable part for his side when India tours Australia next month. When compared to his white-ball career, Starc hasn’t been that flourishing in Test cricket. As a result, he was often been criticised by pundits and fans of his own country.
Recently Starc admitted that oft he en times let the ‘noise’ get to him which reflected in his performances. In 2018-2019 against India, Starc wasn’t able to create any sort of impact with the ball and just picked 13 wickets in the 4 Test matches.
I Don’t Pay Attention To Anything Now- Mitchell Starc
Now the express fast bowler is eyeing the series against India and wants to focus on his game rather than the outside noise. Starc also pointed out that he is not concerned about the doubters and he doesn’t pay attention to anything that is said about him.
“I think I let the noise get to me, to be perfectly honest, which is a big reason why I don’t pay attention to anything now,” Starc was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au
“I just don’t need to listen to that stuff anymore. I don’t read it and I’m a happier person for it. As long as I have people around me who I trust talking to, and (in) the changeroom as well that positive reinforcement is there no matter what”, Starc added.
Talking about his bowling, Starc revealed that he has now made some technical adjustments to have more control and be consistent with his lengths in Test cricket. Often in his second and third spell, Starc has been wayward in his bowling hence the opposition has pounced and scored freely against him.
“It’s something I changed in between Shield games last year. A big part of it was around the philosophy we had in England about controlling the scoreboard and having a really tight pitch map”.
“It was either trying to bowl really tight or bowl really fast. Those little changes help me do both easier and with smaller margins of error. That was the basis of the change still being able to bowl pretty fast and have better control of where I put the ball’, said Mitchell Starc.
Meanwhile, Starc is expected to be a key role for Australia in the big season ahead. The trio of him, Josh Hazelwood and Pat Cummins are likely to make life difficult of Indian batsmen in the upcoming tour. Team India will play 3 ODIs and T20s as well as the big 4 match Test series in December in Australia.