Australia lead pacer Mitchell Starc has broken his silence about his exclusion from the team in the 20-20 World Cup 2022 game against Afghanistan. It was a must-win game for the team and they also needed to win by a huge margin. Notably, the team decided to drop Starc and replace him with Kane Richardson. The latter gave away 48 runs and took one wicket. Talking about the game, the Aussies could only win by four runs.
The team crashed out after the Super 12 round and now are no longer T20I champions. The World Cup was won by England. Meanwhile, the Ashes rivals are currently playing an ODI series. The home team has taken an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the three-match series. In the second game on November 19, the left-arm pacer took four wickets. After the game, he explained on how he felt after the axing during the World Cup.
“George and I have spoken and that is where it will stay,” he said. “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.”
Impossible to play all games across all formats: Mitchell Starc
On the other hand, the two-time World Cup winner added that it is impossible for him to play all games across three formats. He said that he might give up one format in the future.
“It’s certainly impossible at the moment to play every game as a three-format player,” Starc said. “We’ve seen that over the last few years, sometimes there’s two Australian teams playing at the same time in different continents in different formats.
“It’s impossible for everyone to play every single game of cricket in a 12-month period now with the way they are scheduling things. They see a break and put a series on.
“I think having those periods of time to rest helps me keep bowling at decent speeds for a period of time.”
He added: “I don’t think playing three formats is something I can do for a long period of time moving forward now.”