Mitchell Starc: IPL: ‘Biggest buy’ Mitchell Starc fails to shine despite Kolkata Knight Riders’ victory | Cricket News


New Delhi: Mitchell StarcKolkata Knight Riders' stunning performance despite a tense 4-run win raised eyebrows Eden Gardens In an exciting match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The much-awaited return of the Australian speedster to the KKR lineup came with a lot of expectations, considering the staggering price tag of Rs 24.75 crore. However, Starc failed to perform, struggling against the SRH batsmen throughout his spell.
Despite maintaining a pace of over 140 kmph, Starc conceded 53 runs in his four-over spell, leaving fans and experts alike worried. His economy rate of 13.20, with six wide deliveries, highlights his struggles on the field. Tasked with leading the bowling attack while defending a strong target of 209, Starc's performance was inconsistent.
While he started by conceding 12 runs in his first over, he failed to maintain control conceding 10 runs in the second over. Although he made an impressive comeback in the 16th over, conceding only 5 runs, his costly 19th over, where he conceded 26 runs, allowed SRH to make a significant comeback.
Starc's lackluster performances have made Kolkata fans question his ability to justify his hefty price tag. Signed for record breaking amount during IPL 2024 At the auction, Starc's performance against SRH has raised doubts over his potential impact for KKR this season.
With the spotlight on him, Starc will be under pressure to regain his form and make a meaningful contribution to Kolkata Knight Riders' campaign in the remaining IPL season.

(With inputs from ANI)

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