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‘Weak link’ Mitchell Starc’s struggles continue in IPL 2024: A Cause for Concern for KKR?

‘Weak link’ Mitchell Starc’s struggles continue in IPL 2024: A Cause for Concern for KKR?

KKR currently sits second in the IPL points table, but Starc's inconsistency poses a potential threat to their position. With several crucial matches remaining, it's imperative for Mitchell Starc to find his rhythm and deliver performances worthy of his reputation.

Mitchell Starc, the Kolkata Knight Riders‘ (KKR) star signing, has come under fire for his underwhelming performance in the ongoing IPL season. Despite his hefty price tag of Rs 24.75 crore ($4.43 million AUD), Starc has failed to live up to expectations, raising questions about his effectiveness in the tournament.

String of Disappointing Performances

Mitchell Starc‘s latest outing against Rajasthan Royals (RR) was a microcosm of his struggles this season. He conceded a costly 50 runs in just four overs, failing to pick up a single wicket. This came on the heels of a disappointing performance against Lucknow Super Giants, where he managed just one wicket. Overall, in six matches played, Starc has only managed five wickets at a high average of 46.40.

Mitchell Starc costly over puts KKR on Back Foot

Starc’s struggles were particularly damaging against RR. His wayward bowling, including conceding a crucial five-run wide off a leg-side delivery, handed Rajasthan a much-needed boost during their chase. This lapse, coupled with Jos Buttler’s magnificent century (107*), proved to be a turning point in the match, ultimately leading to KKR’s defeat.

Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan wasn’t shy in expressing his opinion, calling Starc the “weak link” in the KKR bowling attack. This assessment reflects the growing concerns surrounding Starc’s inability to justify his hefty price tag with impactful performances.

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Can Mitchell Starc Turn Things Around in IPL 2024?

KKR currently sits second in the IPL points table, but Starc’s inconsistency poses a potential threat to their position. With several crucial matches remaining, it’s imperative for Mitchell Starc to find his rhythm and deliver performances worthy of his reputation. Can he overcome his struggles and emerge as a vital cog in KKR’s bowling unit? Only time will tell.

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