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‘Jokes have been made about the money…’: Mitchell Starc after KKR wins third IPL title | Cricket news

By Vaseline May26,2024

NEW DELHI: Mitchell Starc produced a sensational opening spell to propel Kolkata Knight Riders to their third Indian Premier League title with an emphatic eight-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in a lopsided final at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday.

KKR defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad for the lowest total in an IPL final, just 113 runs, as Australia’s left-arm pacer Starc shone brightly to claim figures of 2-14, cementing his status as one of the best bowlers in ‘s The world’s most lucrative T20 reaffirmed. tournament.

Acquired by KKR for a record Rs 24.75 crore in the December auction, Starc ended the IPL with two standout performances, including a match-winning 3-34 in the first play-off against the same opponent.

Starc was named Man of the Match for his fiery spell.

“Great night for KKR. What a match, what a season. Probably the two most exciting teams in the final, it was a great final. We had a fantastic team of bowlers and batters, our staff were fantastic getting everyone to peak. We have been such a consistent team, contributions from everyone. We lost the toss and were allowed to use the ball first after watching the game here for a few nights, the wicket wasn’t really going to adjust,” said Starc. after KKR won the title.

“Shreyas was fantastic with the way he used the bowlers and fields. Credit to him. The bowling unit showed all the skills,” he said.

“There have been jokes about the money. It’s been a long time since I played the IPL. I’m experienced, that helped with all the expectations. Glad I’m experienced and older. It was a lot of fun. All credit to the entire players and staff,” the Australian said.

This win marked KKR’s second title win at the venue, following their first trophy win in 2012.

After KKR bowled out Sunrisers for a paltry 113, it was Starc who stole the spotlight, claiming the wicket of in-form Indian batsman Abhishek Sharma for just two runs with a delivery that pitched into middle and clipped the top of the stump.

Sunrisers’ top order faltered, with Travis Head departing for a duck, falling behind off the bowling of fast bowler Vaibhav Arora.

Starc struck again, putting the opponent at 47-4 within seven overs.

Starc is in the Australian squad for the T20 World Cup, which will be held in the US and West Indies.

Australia begins its World Cup campaign against Oman on June 5 at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.

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