Mitchell Starc Joins Elite Club with 350 Test Wickets Milestone


Australian left-arm pace bowler Mitchell Starc achieved a significant milestone in his Test career by claiming his 350th wicket during the second Test against the West Indies in Brisbane on January 25th.

Starc, who entered the match just two wickets shy of the landmark, wasted no time in making an impact. He dismissed Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Alick Athanaze in quick succession to reach the 350-wicket mark. His teammates congratulated him on this remarkable achievement.

By reaching this milestone, Starc joins an elite group of Australian bowlers, including Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Dennis Lillee, and Nathan Lyon, who have achieved the feat in Test cricket. This milestone is a testament to Starc’s skill and consistency as a fast bowler at the international level.

The 33-year-old has been a key player for Australia across formats, with over 300 wickets combined in white-ball cricket. He played crucial roles in Australia’s victories in the ODI World Cups of 2015 and 2023, as well as their triumph in the World Test Championship (WTC) and the T20 World Cup in 2021.

In the ongoing second Test against the West Indies, Australia continued their dominance from the previous match. After losing the toss and being asked to field, the Australian bowlers, led by Starc and Josh Hazlewood, put up a formidable display. Starc’s three quick wickets reduced the West Indies to 64/5 at lunch on Day 1.

A win in this Test would mark a clean sweep for Australia in their home summer, following their 3-0 victory over Pakistan in the previous series. The West Indies, on the other hand, are aiming to break their winless streak against Australia in Tests, which dates back to 2003, with their last victory in Australia coming in 1996-97.

The accomplishment of Mitchell Starc reaching 350 Test wickets underscores his status as one of Australia’s premier fast bowlers and a crucial asset in their quest for success in international cricket.

This article was edited by Ankush Das.

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