WATCH: Mitchell Starc bowls a bizarre delivery against Sri Lanka as ball goes for a boundary

Australia’s top-class fast bowler Mitchell Starc has been one of the key components of the national team set-up. He even prioritized national duty over IPL. In fact, he was just a click away from registering for the IPL 2022 mega auction.

However, he decided against taking part in the auction. He felt that there are a lot of international assignments on the way. So he reckoned that it is best for him to keep himself fit for the sole purpose of playing for the national team.

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He is currently part of the ongoing T20I series against Sri Lanka. The paceman didn’t bring the best out of himself in the ongoing series. He didn’t take even a single wicket in the first and third T20I against Sri Lanka. Starc didn’t play the second T20I as he warmed the bench.

The experienced paceman returned bowling figures of 0/41 in the first T20 at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney. He continued his poor form in the third game. Starc didn’t take a wicket and conceded as many as 30 runs.

Mitchell Starc’s wide delivery takes everyone by surprise

Starc had a bad day at the office against Sri Lanka in the third T20I in Canberra. During the penultimate ball of the 18th over, Mitchell Starc took everyone by surprise by bowling a long wide delivery. It seems that he didn’t firmly hold the ball.

While bowling to Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanka, Starc, during his run-up, Starc failed to get a good grip of the ball at the point of release. As a result, his delivery turned out to be a way outside the off-stump in the form of a bizarre full-toss.

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Matthew Wade tried to catch the ball but ended up missing it completely as the ball beat the wicketkeeper and won the race for a boundary. The video clip of Mitchell Starc’s delivery went viral in no time.

Fans and commentators were taken aback by the delivery. Sri Lanka could muster 121/6 in their quota of 20 overs. In reply, Australia chased down the target in 16.5 overs as they won the game by 6 wickets. The hosts also won the series by 3-0, with two more games to go.

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