After Australia’s win in the first match of the 2019 Ashes series, fast bowler Mitchell Starc, who failed to make a cut in Australia’s opening encounter against England, told that Australia winning the Ashes is far more important for him than he himself being a part of the playing XI.
Notably, Starc was the leading wicket-taker (27 wickets) in the recently concluded World Cup in England and Wales.
Talking about Tim Paine-led Australia, they have already made it 1-0 after winning the opening Test in Birmingham. The second match starts on 14 August at Lord’s in London.
“We’re here to win the Ashes. We’re not just here to make it on the park. We want to win this Ashes. Whether that’s a different bowling attack each game, or the same through five Test matches, it’s pretty exciting,” he was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
Meanwhile, Starc also said that there were no egos and it was about performing as a unit. “I think that’s really exciting from a bowling point of view, that we’re all a really close set of mates. To see your mates work it back and pull on the Baggy Green again and perform so well in the Test match, that’s exciting for us.
“It makes Josh (Hazlewood) and I have to work that bit harder to try and make it back as well, which I think you want from a whole squad,” he explained.
(With inputs from IANS)