Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 12:55:14 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Starc truth a lesson for future one-dayers

photo by Agency photo

Mitchell Starc signs autographs during celebrations after winning the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Final at Federation Square in Melbourne, Australia on Monday .

By AFP, Sydney
31st-Mar-2015       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Amidst all the blazing hitting witnessed at the 2015 World Cup, the value of one of cricket's enduring constants was proved again -- nothing slows a run-rate quite like taking wickets.
Few matches better demonstrated this point thanAustralia's dominant seven-wicket win over New Zealand in Sunday's final in Melbourne.
Left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc, deservedly named man-of-the-tournament for a haul of 22 wickets at a stunningly meagre average of just over 10 apiece, summed up his brilliant six weeks in the final's opening over.
The dynamic Brendon McCullum, New Zealand's inspirational captain, couldn't lay a bat on the first couple of balls he faced and was then yorked for a duck by an express Starc delivery off the third.
"What this World Cup has clearly shown is that a fast, full and straight yorker is a very good delivery," tweeted former Australian paceman Jason Gillespie.
Starc was one of several left-arm quicks, including New Zealand's Trent Boult, who also took 22 wickets, to star at this World Cup.
Both bowlers were well-supported by aggressive fields set by their respective captains in Australia's Michael Clarke and McCullum, whose sides also showed the value of a genuine five-man attack.
Nevertheless, this tournament witnessed the most 300-plus and even 400-plus totals at a World Cup.
- 'Sensible change' -
Crowds loved the big hits but many within cricket weren't so sure, with the fielding restriction that means just four men are allowed outside the 30-yard circle in the last 10 overs under fire.
"In the old days you had one area you couldn't defend, now there's two and if a good batsman is set, as a bowler you've got very little price," said ICC chief executive David Richardson.
"One of the things we might look at is allowing an extra fielder out of the ring in the last 10 overs...That might be a sensible change."
New Zealand may have lost their maiden World Cup final but on the way they won eight straight matches and in so doing disproved the theory that in order to play good aggressive cricket, it is also necessary to verbally abuse or 'sledge' your opponents.
"New Zealand's semi-final win over South Africa was a brilliant example of how you could play attacking, hard cricket and not worry about the man," said Richardson.
The Black Caps also showed that with the ICC now being run by the 'Big Three' of India, Australia and England -- whose dire effort in crashing out in the first round was no surprise -- that talent, good organisation and strong leadership can help compensate for a small playing base and a lack of financial clout.
One crumb of comfort for England, who will host the 2019 tournament, was that the past two World Cups have now been won by the host nation in India and Australia.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Smart schools to make education easier


FOR the first time in the country, the government on November 15 introduced the 'Smart School' at Pirpur village of Alokdia Union Parishad in Chuadanga Sadar Upazila spending Tk 5 lakh. The Smart School concept is comparatively a new idea in our country. But in the developed countries it is ...

City »

Jatiya Party Chairman Hussain Muhammad Ershad taking interview of the nomination seekers of the party for the eleventh parliamentary elections at its office in the city's Banani on Tuesday.


.

Entertainment »

#MeToo: Preity Zinta apologises for hurting sentiments


Preity Zinta has apologised for her views on the #MeToo movement during an interview with a Bollywood website. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the actor claimed that despite being a supporter of the movement, her comment was taken out of context."My reason for saying 'I wish something like this ...

International »

British PM`s N Irish allies up pressure over Brexit


AFP, London :British Prime Minister Theresa May gathers her new-look cabinet Tuesday, facing some relief from party plotting over Brexit but under fresh pressure from her Northern Irish allies.The Conservative leader holds her first cabinet meeting since two ministers quit last week over the divorce deal with the European Union, ...

Football »

Northern Ireland's Corry Evans (left) goes on to score against Austria during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Northern Ireland and Austria at Windsor Park in Belfast on Sunday.


International »

HK democracy leaders pleaded not guilty in Umbrella movement trial


AFP :Three leading Hong Kong democracy campaigners pleaded not guilty on Monday to public nuisance charges over their involvement in massive rallies calling for political reform, as room for opposition in the semi-autonomous city shrinks under an assertive China.The pioneering trio are among nine activists all facing public nuisance charges ...

Editorial »

Four killed in Narsingdi: Who will take responsibility?


FOUR people were killed and 50 others injured in two separate clashes between two factions of locals in Raipura upazila of Narsingdi on Friday last. Of the dead Tofayel Rana -- an SSC examinee from Bashgari High School -- and three others Morom, Sohrab and Swapan were killed in gun ...

City »

Prime Minister's Security Affairs Adviser Major General (Retd) Tarique Ahmed Siddique and Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed pose for a photo session with the participants of a seminar on ‘Maritime Good Governance towards Sustainable Development’ at Hotel Radisson Blu in the city on Monday.


Entertainment »

Mehazabien changes one`s life


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Mehazabien Chowdhury has already established herself in the field of acting that directors always want to keep in engage with works. If Mehazabien likes story and character she always tries to work. After Mizanur Rahman Aryan’s Boro Chhele, Mehazabien became more selective in the selection of story ...

City »

Bangladesh Army Chief Aziz Ahmed inspcting parade on occasion of endorsing regimental colour to Adhoc 11 Bangladesh Infantry Regiment (Machanised ) at CMP Center and School Parade Ground in Savar Cantonment yesterday.


Cricket »

BCB President Nazmul Hassan assumes rotating ACC Presidency


President of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Nazmul Hassan Papon MP assumed the post of Asian Cricket Council (ACC) President for a two- year term at its Annual General Meeting held in the Pakistani city of Lahore on Saturday.Nazmul Hassan Papon is the 3rd ACC President from Bangladesh following in the ...

Cricket »

England win second Test against Sri Lanka to seal series


AFP, Kandy :Jack Leach's first five-wicket haul clinched an overwhelming win for England in the second Test against Sri Lanka on Sunday that sealed the series with a match to go.England needed just 30 minutes on the fifth day to take the final three wickets with Leach fittingly getting last ...

Editorial »

US-China trade war : An opportunity for BD to expand businesses and attract FDI


THE ongoing trade war between the US and China has created a better opportunity for Bangladesh, especially for garment sectors. The exporters have been receiving a greater number of work orders from both China and the US. The current trade war has opened an opportune moment for us (Bangladesh) as ...

International »

Sri Lankan President seeks talks to end power struggle


AFP, Colombo :Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday called crucial talks with political leaders in a bid to end a power struggle with the prime minister he sacked last month.The Indian Ocean nation has been paralysed since October 26 when Sirisena deposed Ranil Wickremesinghe as premier and replaced him ...

International »

No ‘final conclusion’ on Khashoggi killing, say US


AFP, Washington  :The US government has not reached a final conclusion over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, the State Department said Saturday following reports that the CIA had held the Saudi Crown Prince responsible."Recent reports indicating that the US government has made a final conclusion are inaccurate," State Department spokeswoman ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news