Mitchell Starc Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography

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Wife: Alyssa Healy
Age: 34 Years
Height: 6' 5"

Mitchell Starc

Full nameMitchell Aaron Starc [1]Cricket Australia
ProfessionCricketer (Bowler)
Physical Stats & More
[2]Cricket Australia Height6' 5" (196 cm)
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutODI- 20 October 2010 against India at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
Test- 1 December 2011 against New Zealand at Gabba, Brisbane
T20- 7 September 2012 against Pakistan at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Jersey Number#56 (Australia)
Mitchell Starc's jersey number for Australia
#56 (IPL)
Mitchell Starc's jersey number for IPL
Domestic/State Team(s)• New South Wales
• New South Wales Second XI
• New South Wales Under-17s
• New South Wales Under-19s
• Sydney Sixers
• Western Suburbs
• Yorkshire
• Royal Challengers Bangalore
• Kolkata Knight Riders
Batting StyleLeft Handed
Bowling StyleLeft-Arm Fast Seam
Favourite BallReverse Swing
5 Wickets haul in inningsODI- 9
Test- 14
T20- 0
First Class (FC)- 21
10 Wickets haul in a matchODI- 0
Test- 2
T20- 0
First Class (FC)- 4
Records (main ones)• Fastest bowler in the history of ODI cricket to reach 150 and 200 wickets by taking 77 and 102 matches respectively
• Fastest bowler in the history of Cricket World Cups to reach 50 wickets in just 19 WC games
• Second fastest test half-century (32 balls) by an Australian in a match against South Africa in 2012
• First tailender to have survived 100 balls in both Test innings in the 2013 Border-Gavaskar Trophy
• Fastest recorded delivery (160.4 km/h) in a Test match - achieved the feat against New Zealand in 2015
• Most wickets taken in a single edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup - 17 wickets in the 2019 World Cup
• Highest wicket-taker in T20I World Cup history
Awards, Achievements • Player of the Tournament - 2015 World Cup
Mitchell Starc received the 2015 World Cup Player of the Tournament award from Sachin Tendulkar
• Shane Warne Men’s Test Player of the Year - 2017
• Australian Men’s ODI Player of the Year - 2022
• Allan Border Medal - 2022
Mitchell Starc with the Allan Border Medal at Manuka Oval, Canberra
Personal Life
Date of Birth30 January 1990 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2024)34 Years
BirthplaceBaulkham Hills, New South Wales, Australia
Zodiac signAquarius
Signature Mitchell Starc's signature
HometownSydney, Australia
SchoolHomebush Boys High School, Sydney
Food HabitNon-vegetarian [3]The Sydney Morning Herald
HobbiesPlaying Video Games, Playing Golf and Tennis
ControversiesAltercation with Kieron Pollard in the 2014 IPL
On 6 May 2014, during a game where Mitchell Starc was playing for RCB against Mumbai Indians, he and Kieron Pollard got into a fight. This happened after Starc bowled a fast ball that Pollard missed. When Pollard stepped back as Starc was about to bowl again, Starc still threw the ball towards Pollard's leg. Pollard then acted as if he would throw his bat at Starc. Because of this, both players were fined part of their game money (Starc 75% and Pollard 50%) and faced charges for breaking the IPL's rules. [4]Deccan Chronicle

Warned by the ICC
In January 2015, the International Cricket Council (ICC) told him off for celebrating too much when he got Murali Vijay out. Starc yelled in Vijay's face to celebrate, a Level 1 offence of the ICC's behavior rules. [5]The Guardian

Fined for throwing ball at New Zealand tailender Craig
In 2015, he lost 50% of his match fee as a fine because he threw a ball at Craig, a player from New Zealand, during the first Test match against New Zealand. Starc was upset because Craig had scored twice from his bowling, leading him to throw the ball at Craig. [6]The Guardian
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsAlyssa Healy (Australian Cricketer)

Note: Mitchell Starc and Alyssa Healy started seeing each other during their school cricket days.
Marriage Date15 April 2016
Mitchell Starc and Alyssa Healy signing their wedding document
Note: The couple got engaged in 2015.
Wife/SpouseAlyssa Healy
Mitchell Starc with his wife Alyssa Healy
ParentsFather- Paul Starc (cricket coach) - died of cancer in February 2021
Mitchell Starc with his father, Paul
Mother- Maria
SiblingsBrother- 1 (younger)
• Brandon Starc (a Commonwealth Games gold medallist in the high jump)
Mitchell Starc with his brother Brandon
Sister- 2 (both younger)
• Amanda Starc
• Tay Starc
Wicket Keeper/BatterAdam Gilchrist
BowlerGlenn McGrath
SportsGolf, Tennis
FoodChocolate, Ice-cream
ActressEmma Thompson
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Lamborghini Huracan EVO (it has a 5.2L V10 engine.)
• Jaguar F-Type
• Mercedes-Benz G-class
Money Factor
Salary (IPL)Rs. 24.75 crore

Note: Starc became the most expensive buy in the history of IPL when Kolkata Knight Riders bought him for Rs. 24.75 crore at the 2024 IPL auctions. [7]The Quint
Assets/PropertiesTerrey Hills estate known as Charlotte Park - bought by Mitchell Starc and his wife, Alyssa Healy, for almost $25 million in November 2023 [8]The Sunday Morning Herald
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 174 crore (as of 2023) [9]The Economic Times

Mitchell Starc

Some Lesser Known Facts About Mitchell Starc

  • Mitchell Starc grew up in New South Wales, where he lived in a cul-de-sac (a street or passage that is closed at one end) and went to primary school.
  • During his primary schooling, Starc would often play cricket with the milk crates as stumps with a few kids in the street. [10]The Sydney Morning Herald
  • He started playing professional cricket when he was around ten years old. Starc once revealed that when he was two, his mother took a photo of him with a bat and ball. He said,

    I think I started playing properly around under 10s. Alyssa was on my junior representative cricket side. Our home ground was Cheltenham Oval [on Sydney’s upper north shore]. My dad coached our team a bit, and so did Alyssa’s dad, Greg, and I just remember she had this bright blonde bob, and was trying to take my wicketkeeping spot!”

  • Mitchell Starc was initially coached by his father, Paul Starc, who played a significant role in shaping his cricket career. Paul died of cancer in February 2021. While talking about his father, Mitchell says,

    He was a big part of my cricket – my learning periods, and keeping me in the game. He got me to that stage of professional cricket, and once I got there, he let me do my own thing. He certainly watched it all, and he’d make the odd jibe at me when my radar wasn’t right, but he wasn’t one who was going to tell me what to do.” [11]Cricket Australia

    Mitchell Starc with his father, Paul (right)

    Mitchell Starc with his father, Paul (right)

  • While studying at Homebush Boys High School in New South Wales, Starc represented the school’s 1st grade cricket team.

    Mitchell Starc studied at Homebush Boys High School

    Mitchell Starc studied at Homebush Boys High School

  • Starc started playing school cricket mainly as a wicketkeeper, and while playing for the Berala Sports Cricket Club in Sydney, he would often wicket-keep and bowl in the same innings. According to Starc, during most of his junior years, he was a wicketkeeper, and it was only when he became taller that he was suggested to become a fast bowler. Starc says,

    I actually wasn’t a fast bowler for a long time in juniors. I really did want to be a keeper and a slogger with the bat. But then as I got taller, I was told to go and bowl with the quicks. As part of one squad when I was about 15, I spent a whole winter in an indoor cricket centre. I was given a bucket of balls, and was sent to the far net to bowl off one step, again and again and again. That was the whole session. That’s how I developed my bowling action.”

  • In 2008/09 summer, Starc had a rookie contract with New South Wales following which he was included in their squad in February 2009; Starc replaced Aaron Bird, who had been suspended for his illegal bowling action.
  • On 5 March 2009, Starc played his first “first-class” match for New South Wales against Western Australia, and in 2010, he played for the Australian Institute of Sport.

    Mitchell Starc during a domestic match in 2010

    Mitchell Starc during a domestic match in 2010

  • In November 2017, while playing for New South Wales against Western Australia in a Marsh Shield match, Starc took a hat-trick in both innings of the match. He was the first bowler ever to do this. [12]Cricket Australia
  • In November 2015, Starc became the first Test cricketer to bowl with a pink ball in a match against New Zealand in Adelaide. [13]NDTV
  • In April 2012, Mitchell Starc joined Yorkshire County Cricket Club to play in the 2012 County Championship. His first game for the championship was on 30 May 2012, facing Northamptonshire.
  • Mitchell Starc has played in three ICC Men’s Cricket World Cups, 2015, 2019, and 2023. His World Cup stats are given in the following table:
Year Matches Wickets Best Bowling Average Economy
2015 8 22 6/28 10.18 3.50
2019 10 27 5/26 18.59 5.43
2023 10 16 3/34
  • During the 2015 World Cup final, Mitchell Starc headed Australia towards another World Cup victory by dismissing Brendon McCullum with the match’s fifth ball.

  • Mitchell counts receiving his baggy green cap from Richie Benaud in Brisbane in 2011 and winning the 2015 World Cup as his most significant cricket memories.
  • Mitchell Starc made his IPL debut in 2014, playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
  • In the 2015 IPL, Mitchell Starc joined late the RCB squad because of a knee injury, and he skipped the entire 2016 season of the tournament due to a foot injury.
  • In February 2017, Starc ended his association with the Royal Challengers Bangalore, mentioning family obligations and the need to get ready for the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.

    Mitchell Starc's Instagram post about his parting ways with the RCB in 2017

    Mitchell Starc’s Instagram post about his parting ways with the RCB in 2017

  • In the 2018 IPL auctions, Kolkata Knight Riders acquired him for A$1.8 million, but an injury prevented him from participating in any matches, and while skipping the 2022 season of the tournament, Starc cited “bubble fatigue” as a reason. In 2024, he made his IPL return after Kolkata Knight Riders bought him for Rs. 24.75 crore. [14]The Quint
  • Mitchell Starc’s wife, Alyssa Healy, is the niece of former Australian Test wicketkeeper Ian Healy. [15]The Sydney Morning Herald Mitchell was around ten years old, while Alyssa was around nine years old when they first met. In an interview, Alyssa talked about their growing relationship since they were kids and playing school cricket. Alyssa said,

    We used to bump into each other quite a bit before we turned 20. We would catch up, talk on the phone. But we probably got together around 18, after meeting up in Brisbane one winter. I was up there playing hockey for NSW, and Mitch was training with the National Performance Squad. We had a horrific tournament, went out for some drinks, so did some of the cricket boys and we hung out. And then we were home and all of a sudden we were hanging out more. It was no real romantic story.”

    Mitchell Starc and Alyssa Healy

    Mitchell Starc and Alyssa Healy

  • Mitchell Starc is addicted to PlayStation, and he often enjoys playing it along with his wife, Alyssa Healy. [16]The Sydney Morning Herald
  • Mitchell Starc has taken multiple breaks in his career due to various injuries. He mentions that during times of injury, he watches Alyssa’s games. Starc says,

    Whenever I’ve been injured I’ve always had Alyssa to lean on, and her games to watch, which gives you something else to focus on. That’s happened throughout my career actually, I’ve seen a lot of her cricket, thanks to my injuries!”

    Mitchell Starc's injuries

    Mitchell Starc’s injuries

  • In May 2012, Starc was stopped at Heathrow Airport, where he was questioned for four hours and was later deported due to inaccuracies in his visa application. [17]The Sydney Morning Herald
  • In March 2013, during the third Test on Australia’s tour of India, Starc was on the edge of becoming the first Australian in 65 years to score a Test century from the 9th position or lower. However, he was dismissed at 99, caught behind by MS Dhoni, missing the milestone by just one run.
  • He supports the Greater Western Sydney Giants in the Australian Football League and the St George Illawarra Dragons in the National Rugby League.
  • According to Starc, he enjoys playing Test cricket the most among all cricket formats.
  • Being a dog lover, Mitchell Starc frequently shares pictures of his pets on social media.

    Mitchell Starc's Instagram post about his pet dogs

    Mitchell Starc’s Instagram post about his pet dogs

  • He is often spotted consuming alcoholic beverages on various occasions.

    Mitchell Starc enjoying wine with his wife, Alyssa Healy

    Mitchell Starc enjoying wine with his wife, Alyssa Healy