Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc will be seen playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2024. Starc was bought for Rs 24.5 crore in the IPL 2024 auction. After which Starc became the player sold at the highest price in the IPL auction. Now before joining the KKR team, a statement of Mitchell Starc has come out in which he has said that IPL always feels like a circus.

Starc is excited about returning to IPL

Ahead of IPL 2024, Mitchell Starc, while speaking to cricket.com.au, said that IPL is the best T20 league in the world, I am very excited to return to it. There will definitely be some challenges and it’s going to be very exciting. IPL is always a circus and I am very much looking forward to it. I am returning to IPL after 8 years and am very happy to be associated with KKR.

This was how Starc’s IPL career was.

Mitchell Starc was last seen playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL in 2015. After which, in the year 2018 also, Kolkata Knight Riders had bought Mitchell Starc, but in the 2018 IPL season, Starc did not play a single match for KKR and he withdrew his name. Till now, Starc has played only two seasons in IPL, after which Starc will now play his third season in IPL 2024. Starc has played 27 matches in IPL so far in which he has taken 34 wickets in his name.

Performed brilliantly in ODI World Cup 2023

Mitchell Starc had performed brilliantly in the 2023 ODI World Cup. In this tournament, Starc took 16 wickets and played an important role in Australia becoming champions. Since then, IPL franchises had their eyes set on Starc. There was a race among many teams to buy Mitchell Starc in the IPL 2024 auction but in the end KKR won.