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Mitchell Starc Wicket Taking Streak In Cricket World Cup ended

During the Dharamsala match against New Zealand at the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023, Australian left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc ended his insane wicket-taking streak in the Cricket World Cup career.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 30.10.2023
Mitchell Starc Wicket Taking Streak In Cricket World Cup ended

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The 33-year-old Australian left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc secured their crucial close victory against New Zealand in a high-scoring final-ball thriller at Dharamsala at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. However, that match ended Starc’s insane wicket-taking streak in the Cricket World Cup career.

It was a day-ODI match between Australia and New Zealand, where the Blackcaps chose to field first after winning the toss. With a flying start through the solid opening partnership between David Warner and Travis Head, Australia scored 388 all out in 49.2 overs. 

In reply, New Zealand fought really hard till the final over. New Zealand required 19 runs in the final over when Mitchell Starc took the bowling duty for the Aussies.

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It was the tight final over battle, where New Zealand scored 12 runs in the first four deliveries, including one boundary on a wide ball. After desperate James Neesham was run out on the fifth ball of the final over, injured Lockie Ferguson faced the final ball where they required six runs on the final ball. It was a dot ball as the five-time ODI World Cup winners Australia won by five runs to secure a crucial win in this tournament.

The left-arm fast bowler Starc ended the game with the bowling figures 9-0-89-0. It was the new record for most conceding runs by an Australian bowler in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup history. The previous record was conceding 74 runs by Starc (10-0-74-1 vs India in 2019), while the leg-spinner Adam Zampa (10-0-74-3 vs New Zealand in 2023) also equalled that record during the same Dharamsala match against New Zealand.


Mitchell Starc took wickets in 23 consecutive Cricket World Cup matches

It was Starc’s 24th innings in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. In all the previous 23 ODI World Cup innings, Starc managed to pick up at least one wicket. It means that after picking up a minimum of one wicket in 23 consecutive Cricket World Cup matches, Starc finally ended that streak and for the first time finished a CWC match in a wicket-less manner.

Meanwhile, Starc comfortably holds the record for taking wickets in the most consecutive innings in Cricket World Cup history. The former Australian right-arm pacer Glenn McGrath is in the second position in the list by maintaining this wicket-taking streak in 13 consecutive CWC schedules (from 2003 to 2007).  


Mitchell Starc’s bowling performances in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup


Bowling figures

Opposition

Venue

Date

9-1-47-2

England

Melbourne

February 14, 2015

9-0-28-6

New Zealand

Auckland

February 28, 2015

6-0-18-2

Afghanistan

Perth

March 4, 2015

8.2-0-29-2

Sri Lanka

Sydney

March 8, 2015

4.4-1-14-4

Scotland

Hobart

March 14, 2015

10-1-40-2

Pakistan

Adelaide

March 20, 2015

8.5-0-28-2

India

Sydney

March 26, 2015

8-0-20-2

New Zealand

Melbourne

March 29, 2015

7-1-31-1

Afghanistan

Bristol

June 1, 2019

10-1-46-5

West Indies

Nottingham

June 6, 2019

10-0-74-1

India

The Oval

June 9, 2019

9-1-43-2

Pakistan

Taunton

June 12, 2019

10-0-55-4

Sri Lanka

The Oval

June 15, 2019

10-0-55-2

Bangladesh

Nottingham

June 20, 2019

8.4-1-43-4

England

Lord's

June 25, 2019

9.4-1-26-5

New Zealand

Lord's

June 29, 2019

9-0-59-2

South Africa

Manchester

July 6, 2019

9-0-70-1

England

Birmingham

July 11, 2019

8-0-31-1

India

Chennai

October 8, 2023

9-1-53-2

South Africa

Lucknow

October 12, 2023

10-0-43-2

Sri Lanka

Lucknow

October 16, 2023

8-0-65-1

Pakistan

Bengaluru

October 20, 2023

4-0-22-1

Netherlands

Delhi

October 25, 2023

9-0-89-0

New Zealand

Dharamsala

October 28, 2023

(Updated until October 28, 2023)

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