With T20 World title defence in consideration, Starc ready to re-engage with IPL this season

Abhishek Singh

Abhishek Singh

Author| Jan 12, 11:15 AM

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Australian speedster Mitchell Starc is considering putting his name in the Indian Premier League 2022 mega auction which is scheduled to take place on February 12 and 13 respectively. 

Starc, who last participated in the IPL in the 2015 season for the Royal Challengers Bangalore has arrived at this decision after taking into consideration the title defence of the  T20 World Cup, which the Aussies won in 2021 in UAE and Oman. The 2022 edition will be held in Australia in November. 

"I've got two days to get my paperwork in so that might be something I do today before training. I've not put my name down just yet, but I've got a couple more days to decide on that. It's certainly on the table, regardless of the schedule coming up,” Starc was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo. “I haven't been for six years or so,” he laughed. 

Reasoning his decision, the speedster who would be taking part in the fifth and last Test against England at Hobart, said, "With obviously a heavy weighting towards T20s over the last period of time and the World Cup coming up later this year, that's one to take into consideration."

So far, Starc has taken 34 wickets in 27 IPL matches for RCB at an economy rate of 7.16 and a strike rate of 17.

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