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Updated on June 22nd 2022, 5:40:15 am

Mitchell starc vs Trent boult stats and comparison

Mitchell Starc and Trent boult both are left-arm fast bowlers and lower-order left-handed batsmen. Take a look at Mitchell starc vs Trent boult stats and comparison.

Mitchell Starc is an Australian International cricketer who plays for the Australian national team. He is a left-arm fast bowler and lower-order left-handed batsman. He is regarded as one of the best Fast bowlers in modern-day cricket. Starc was a prominent member of the victorious Australian squad that won the 2015 Cricket World Cup. His ferocious spells have given the opposition a run for the money across formats.

Trent Boult is a New Zealand international cricketer, he is a left-arm fast-medium bowler and a lower-order right-handed batsman. He was the joint leading wicket-taker at the 2015 world cup. The left-arm seamer is the nucleus of the Kiwis' bowling attack. Let us compare their overall numbers in international cricket.

A look at Mitchell Starc's and Trent Boult's Career stats in International cricket

Mitchell Starc made his International debut in 2010 vs India in the ODI format. In a career, spanning over a decade, the southpaw has accounted for over 540 wickets in International cricket for Australia at an average of 27.06. He also has 20 five-fors and 2 ten-wicket hauls to his name.

Trent Boult made his international debut in 2011 vs Australia in the Hobart Test. He was soon tried in the limited-overs format of the game where he achieved so much success. Interestingly, Boult owns 4 more scalps than Starc across formats. He has snapped 544 scalps in international cricket at an average of 27.03. He has 13 five-fors and a solitary 10-wicket haul to his name.  

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Record in ICC tournaments

Starc stands out when it comes to performing in the ICC tournaments (World Cup, Champions Trophy and T20 World Cup). He has picked up 79 wickets in all the ICC events. Notably, 55 of these wickets have been registered in the 50-over WC and Champions Trophy. Meanwhile, Boult owns 59 wickets from 30 matches.

In 2019, Starc surpassed Glenn McGrath's tally of most wickets in a single World Cup edition. He finished with 27 wickets in 10 matches and averaged 18.59. McGrath held the record previously, with 26 wickets in the 2007 edition. Also during the 2019 world cup Boult became the first bowler for New Zealand to take a hat-trick in the Cricket World Cup.

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Bowling record overseas in test cricket

The duo has been brilliant in the whites, away from home. Boult leads by a fair margin here, as he has taken over 100 Test wickets overseas (102). On the other hand, Starc has added 88 wickets to his tally at 26.98. Meanwhile, the New Zealand seamer has also claimed 50 scalps in Asia, as compared to 37 of the latter.

Similarities between bowling of Starc and Boult

Apart from culminating in the wickets column, both Starc and Boult share a lot in common. Although fetching swing from the new ball is their strength, they are equally dangerous with the old ball after it gets rough. Both the bowlers further carry the propensity to bowl searing yorkers at will. But Mitchell starc has a great record than Trent Boult during the death overs. Nevertheless, the duo will be gearing up as the cricket season closes in.

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