Left-arm Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc has no qualms about not being part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year. He said that he is comfortable by preparing for the upcoming summer session. Stark withdrew from the IPL to focus on the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia, but the coveted tournament was postponed due to the Kovid-19 epidemic.
Referring to 30-year-old Stark, who played for two years Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Cricket.com.au said, ‘I know that foresight is a fantastic thing and now IPL is happening at a different time but no, I I will not change my decision.
He said, ‘When the players are playing in the IPL in September, then I will be happy to spend time in training. I am getting ready for summer. Stark said, “Next year will be the IPL and if I want to play or people around me will definitely consider it, but this year I am very comfortable with my decision.”
Stark was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 2018 IPL auction, but was ruled out of the season due to injury and was eventually released in November. Stark did not play the IPL once again, seeing the 2019 World Cup.
The fast bowler is currently training with his teammates from the New South Wales team and is waiting for confirmation of England’s limited overs tour of Australia. Australia has to play three T20s and the same number of one-day internationals on the England tour. The series is to be played from September 4, but it will depend on the approval of the country’s government.