Mitchell Starc hopes to push the 100 mph mark
Australian running back Mitchell Starc hopes to push the 100 mph mark next summer at home, having added five kg during the offseason. Starc is one of those bowlers who throws a delivery around that mark. At WACA in 2015, he rolled 160.4 kph (99.7 mph) yorker during the second test against New Zealand.
“It would be nice, but at the same time, on the two occasions that I was above that mark (160 km / h) I broke my foot,” he told cricket.com.au.
The 30-year-old hopes to return to top speed next season at home, where he is scheduled to play a four-game test series against India.
“Hopefully not, but when everything is going well, that pace is happening and conditions are adapting, so I can accelerate that speed,” he added.
“Maybe that extra time in the gym and the extra free time could push the limits again,” he said.
He modified his action with the help of New South Wales (NSW) assistant coach Andre Adams last year and pitched with pace and control to take 29 wickets in five tests against Pakistan and New Zealand.
“I still want to bowl fast and I’m not going to compromise on that, but I had to find a way that it wasn’t expensive at the same time. I think that small adjustment in the action has helped in that ”