Mitchell Starc opens up on T20 World Cup snub after stellar ODI performance

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Mitchell Starc opens up on T20 World Cup snub after stellar ODI performance

Mitchell Starc has lifted the lid on his T20 World Cup snub, after tearing England apart in the second ODI on Saturday night in Sydney. 

The left-armer has been one of the great white-ball bowlers for Australia over the past decade, but was dropped from the side heading into a crucial T20WC match with Afghanistan.

While the Aussies did manage to secure the victory, they were unable to overcome a huge net run-rate deficit and missed out on the semi-finals. 

Many past players were quick to condemn the decision from the selectors, including the likes of Ian Healy and Michael Clarke, with the green and gold failing to defend their title from 2021.

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Speaking to the media after taking four wickets in Australia’s second ODI victory over England, Starc admitted his displeasure over the shock selection call and revealed the conversations he had with George Bailey.

“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.”

Starc has been a staple of the Aussie sides in all three formats – Test, ODI and T20 – throughout his career, but with his 33rd birthday approaching in January, his career is closer to the end than the beginning.

After skipper Pat Cummins withdrew from the IPL, Starc admitted that playing in all three formats has become a tough task for players.

“It’s certainly impossible at the moment to play every game as a three-format player,” he 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.

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“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.”

Australia will play their third and final ODI with their old rivals England on Tuesday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. 

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