The veteran player announced before the semi-final match, “I will not play the next World Cup.

The ICC ODI World Cup 2023 contingent has now reached the knockout matches. The first semi-final match of the tournament will be played between hosts India and New Zealand on November 15 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The second semi-final between South Africa and Australia will be played on November 16 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. While all the teams that have made it to the top-4 are trying to enter the semi-final match with full preparation, Australian team legend Mitchell Starc has surprised everyone with his statement.

I will not play the next World Cup

This time the World Cup did not start well for the Australian team, but they made a comeback after losing the first two matches, winning 7 consecutive matches and making it to the top-4. Experienced left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc has made it clear that he will not play in the next ODI World Cup. Starc was part of the Australian team that won the World Cup in 2015. The next World Cup will be played in 2027 and by then Starc will be 37 years old. “I will not immediately retire from ODIs after this World Cup and will continue playing in this format, but there is no doubt that I will not play the next World Cup because four years is a long time,” Starc said in a statement. Is.”

I will quit playing ODI and T20 International before quitting Test cricket

Mitchell Starc further said in his statement that the first priority for him is to play Test cricket in all three formats. I will quit playing ODI and T20 Internationals before quitting Test cricket. Starc said about the semi-final against South Africa, “It is a normal World Cup match for me. Although I haven’t performed my best yet, I now have a great chance to make an impact at the end of the tournament. ,

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