Australia pace bowler Mitchell Starc could return to the Indian Premier League (IPL) after not taking part in the competition for six years. While he is yet to put his name in for the upcoming mega auction, he recently shared that he might feature in the cash-rich league this year.
While speaking to the media on Wednesday, the left-arm pacer said that he could feature in the latest edition of the cash-rich league. He added that considering the increasing popularity of the T20 format and the upcoming T20 World Cup, he could think about IPL 2022 too as well. He said:
“I’ve got two days to get my paperwork in, so that might be something I do today before training. I’ve not put my name down just yet, but I’ve got a couple more days to decide on that.
“It’s certainly on the table, regardless of what the schedule has got coming up I haven’t been for six years or so. With a heavy weighting towards T20s over the last period of time and the World Cup coming up later this year, that’s one to take into consideration as well,” he further added.
However, Mitchell Starc last played in IPL in 2015. While he was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders for INR 9.40 crore at the 2018 auction, he was ruled out of the edition due to a leg injury as well.
I am not looking for a break – Mitchell Starc
He also stated that he looks forward to being a part of the Australian team for the fifth and final Ashes Test. He again claimed that he will not take any rest as he is eager to play in the Test.
However, Mitchell Starc has 15 wickets to his name from four Ashes Tests so far and has been performing constantly for Australia as they have already retained the urn. They are currently leading the series 3-0 with one ending in a draw.
The fast bowler added:
“It’s really up to the selectors – I’m not looking for a break. It’s the last Test match of an Ashes series at home and it’s the pink ball too. I’d very much like to play. I guess it’s in the hands of selectors, but I won’t be asking for rest.”
The 5th Test will begin on Friday, January 14 at Bellerive Oval in Hobart.