Australia’s ace speedster Mitchell Starc has opted out of the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 player auction list. This marks the second year in a row that Starc has made himself unavailable for the IPL as he had earlier decided to focus on regaining his fitness ahead of the ICC World Cup.
The left-arm paceman later finished the 50-over showpiece event as the tournament’s leading wicket-taker and has continued to torment batsmen with his thunderbolts in other formats as well.
In the 2018 IPL auction, Starc bagged a deal with Kolkata Knight Riders but was sidelined from the league due to injury.
The 29-year-old last played in the IPL for the Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2015. He has played a total of 27 IPL matches and has taken 34 wickets at an average of a shade over 20 and an impressive economy rate of 7.16.