Starc eyes much-awaited return to IPL in 2024

The bowler intends to end his self-imposed exile from the IPL in 2024 by returning to the competition. In 2015, he last took part in the IPL.

Starc has avoided the IPL over the years, despite being one of the best bowlers of his generation in white-ball cricket and dominating the wicket charts in the last two ODI World Cups. The left-arm pacer only participated in two events, in 2014 and 2015, but she currently plans to enter the auction in order to compete in 2017.

In order to spend more time with his family and stay in shape while juggling a tough international schedule, the bowler has shied away from the IPL throughout the years. Before withdrawing due to injury, he participated in the 2018 auction, and Kolkata Knight Riders purchased him. The ODI World Cup began towards the end of May, therefore he also missed the events in 2018 and 2019. Starc decided not to play in this year’s World Test Championship Final or the Ashes.

The 33-year-old is aiming for the IPL as a way to be ready for the T20 World Cup, which will take place in the Caribbean and the United States in June 2019. On the Willow Talk Cricket podcast, Starc said, “I’m definitely going back in (next) year.” It’s a terrific lead-up to the T20 World Cup, among other things. So, this is a great chance to gauge interest in the IPL before the T20 World Cup. I believe that now would be the best time to register my name because next winter would be quieter than this one.

Starc has made it plain that he wants to play 100 Tests for Australia in addition to stating that he is unsure of his ODI future following the World Cup. “It took me a long time to feel like I was good enough to play Test cricket,” he said. I want to give that the best shot I can, so to speak. I’ve had a terrific time playing white-ball cricket, and that’s probably where I had the most opportunity. I want to do well enough to get through 100 tests. Instead of just passing 100 tests, I want to perform well enough to get selected for 100.

In the one-day competition, there is a four-year gap between each World Cup. What role do I envision myself performing there? But first, I have to win this World Cup. A few superstars are making their way from the other side. You have your Spencer Johnsons, Jhye Richardsons, and Sean Abbotts.

There are a lot of young men emerging. Morris will serve as a weapon. I try to refrain from making a lot of plans in advance. We have a built-in desire to compete successfully in the World Cup. Since I haven’t yet played a Test in New Zealand, I’m hoping to join that tour and am excited to take on the challenge. Australia is scheduled to play five more Test matches after that.

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