Veteran Indian keeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik lavished reward on Australia’s left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc for his excellent bowling efficiency within the second ODI in Vishakhapatnam on Sunday (March 19). The Tamil Nadu-born cricketer additionally empathised with batters dealing with somebody like Starc.
Starc, who picked up three wickets within the first ODI in Mumbai, was as soon as once more on music with the brand new ball within the second sport in Vishakhapatnam. The 33-year-old dismissed 4 top-order batters to interrupt the again of India’s batting and claimed his fifer by eradicating no. 11. Mohammed Siraj to bowl India out for a paltry 117.
Talking on Cricbuzz, Karthik stated that any batsman on the planet would wrestle to comprise a top quality left-arm seamer just like the 33-year-old Starc, who’s the very best white-ball bowler at present. The 37-year-old additionally lamented the dearth of a top quality left-arm seamer within the Indian line-up.
“He’s arguably the very best white-ball bowler on the planet proper now. To return and obtain such balls first up, it is laborious. You place anyone there, most of the time, they are going to get out first ball. We have to lower some slack for batters who get out to high quality left-armers.
“The ability that goes behind a Shaheen Afridi, Trent Boult and Mitchell Starc is completely different boss. If the bowler had the ability, he can be taking part in for India! Why would he be bowling within the nets? It isn’t a simple ability. Add to that, you are taking part in worldwide cricket, and it is a completely different ball sport.”
The fifer was the ninth time Starc did so in one-dayers, placing him behind Waqar Younis and Muttiah Muralitharan. It was additionally his second five-wicket haul within the format towards India.
Mitchell Marsh tees off after Mitchell Starc’s heroics
Following Starc’s demolition of the Indian batting unit, Mitchell Marsh made fast work of the meager goal set by the hosts.
The West Australian hammered six fours and as many sixes in his 36-ball 66, sharing an unbroken 121-run stand with Travis Head because the Aussies romped residence with nearly 40 overs to spare.
Head, who perished cheaply within the first ODI in Mumbai, stayed unbeaten on 51 with ten boundaries.
Australia leveled the sequence going into the third sport after struggling a five-wicket loss within the opener. The 2 sides will lock horns within the third and last ODI in Chennai on Wednesday (March 22).