Breaking News: Mitchell Starc Ruled Out of Punjab Kings | IPL 2024

Breaking News: Mitchell Starc Ruled Out of Punjab Kings | IPL 2024

The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) switched Mitchell Starc with Dushmantha Chameera on Friday. Meanwhile, KKR captain Shreyas Iyer said at the toss that Starc had cut his finger during their previous match against Royal Challengers Bengaluru.

Mitchell Starc was purchased at auction for a record INR 24.75 crore (about USD 2.98 million). Despite being bought for a high price, he only got six wickets and has been conceding a lot of runs.

Mitchell Starc: Struggles and Highlights

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Mitchell Starc was given the last over against RCB at Eden Gardens. He had to defend 21 with No. 9 Karn Sharma facing up. But Karn hit him for three sixes before eventually making a good return catch to seal the win. He ended up with figures of 1 for 55 from three overs.

That was the third time this season that Mitchell Starc has gone for 50 runs or more in a game – and the second match in a row.

His best performance of the season came against Lucknow Super Giants in a day game at Eden Gardens, when he took three wickets and gave away just 28 runs to help set up a comfortable victory.

Mitchell is playing the IPL this year after a gap of eight years. He last played in 2015 for RCB, when he took 20 wickets at an economy of 6.76.

Chameera’s Debut for KKR

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Mitchell was interviewed at the ground on Friday ahead of the game against the Punjab Kings, but he did not mention anything about his finger niggle. He spoke of returning to the IPL after the long break and what he’s learning from the experience.

“Yeah, coming back. It’s obviously a different team from where I was last in the IPL, so I’m getting to meet a lot of the guys I have played against a little bit… Some younger guys in the KKR squad, getting to know a few of the younger bowlers,” he said. 

“There’s a lot of talent around with bat and ball. [I’m] getting to know how these guys go about it, learning from them as well, and trying to answer any questions they’ve got. I’ve returned an older player than when I was last in the IPL, but it’s a lot of fun.”

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