IPL 2024
Ian Bishop Criticizes Mitchell Starc’s Execution Against RR
By CricShots - Apr 17, 2024 4:47 pm
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In a high-stakes showdown against Rajasthan Royals, Mitchell Starc, despite a promising start in the IPL 2024, failed to replicate his earlier success, conceding 50 runs without taking a wicket. This setback added to Kolkata Knight Riders’ woes as they lost a thrilling encounter at the Eden Gardens on April 16.

Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc 

Returning to the Indian Premier League (IPL) after an eight-year hiatus, Mitchell Starc’s comeback garnered significant attention during the December 2023 auction. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) secured the services of the Australian speedster for a staggering INR 24.75 crore, making him the highest-paid player in IPL history. However, with such a hefty price tag comes immense pressure to perform.

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Despite a notable three-wicket haul against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), Mtchell Starc’s overall performance has been underwhelming. In six matches, he has conceded 232 runs from 132 balls, with an average of 46.40 and an economy rate of 10.55. This lackluster performance has left many questioning his impact on the team.

Ian Bishop
Ian Bishop

Against Rajasthan Royals, Starc’s struggles were evident as he deviated from his game plan of bowling wide yorkers. Ian Bishop remarked on Starc’s inconsistency, particularly in the crucial 18th over, where he conceded 18 runs. Instead of sticking to the wide deliveries, Starc faltered, allowing Rajasthan Royals to inch closer to their target.

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“I would assume that Mitchell Starc, especially at that price, hasn’t really hit the nail on its head. He got three wickets last game but tonight again he would have been hoping to step up,” Ian Bishop commented on Starc’s performance, highlighting the importance of consistency in high-pressure situations.

With Starc going wicketless in four out of six matches, Kolkata Knight Riders’ fans are eager for the seasoned campaigner to rediscover his form. As the IPL 2024 progresses towards its midway stage, Starc’s resurgence could prove pivotal in Kolkata Knight Riders’ quest for success.