Veteran Indian keeper-batter Dinesh Karthik lavished praise on Australia’s remaining-arm pacer Mitchell Starc for his exceptional bowling performance in the second ODI in Vishakhapatnam on Sunday (March 19). The Tamil Nadu-born cricketer also empathised with batters dealing with anyone like Starc.
Starc, who picked up a few wickets in the very first ODI in Mumbai, was at the time all over again on tune with the new ball in the second game in Vishakhapatnam. The 33-year-old dismissed four best-buy batters to split the back again of India’s batting and claimed his fifer by removing No. 11 Mohammed Siraj to bowl India out for a paltry 117.
Speaking on Cricbuzz, Karthik said that any batter in the environment will wrestle to comprise a quality still left-arm seamer like the 33-12 months-previous Starc, who’s the best white-ball bowler right now. The 37-yr-previous also lamented the absence of a high-quality left-arm seamer in the Indian line-up.
“He is arguably the finest white-ball bowler in the planet proper now. To arrive and get this kind of balls initially up, it can be really hard. You put anybody there, extra typically than not, they will get out initial ball. We want to slice some slack for batters who get out to top quality still left-armers.
“The ability that goes at the rear of a Shaheen Afridi, Trent Boult and Mitchell Starc is diverse boss. If the bowler had the ability, he would be actively playing for India! Why would he be bowling in the nets? It is not an straightforward ability. Include to that, you are enjoying worldwide cricket, and it can be a distinct ball sport.”
The fifer was the ninth time Starc did so in one particular-dayers, placing him guiding Waqar Younis and Muttiah Muralitharan. It was also his next five-wicket haul in the format towards India.
Mitchell Marsh tees off following Mitchell Starc’s heroics
Subsequent Starc’s demolition of the Indian batting device, Mitchell Marsh designed quick perform of the meagre target set by the hosts.
The West Australian hammered six fours and as lots of sixes in his 36-ball 66, sharing an unbroken 121-operate stand with Travis Head as the Aussies romped household with practically 40 overs to spare.
Head, who perished cheaply in the initially ODI in Mumbai, stayed unbeaten on 51 with 10 boundaries.
Australia levelled the series going into the third game right after struggling a 5-wicket decline in the opener. The two sides will lock horns in the third and last ODI in Chennai on Wednesday (March 22).