9. Mitchell Starc. Australia

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Speed and accuracy, when combined, form a lethal weapon in the armory of pace bowling. Mitchell Starc has this, precisely as his unique strength. Hailing from Sydney, Starc has come of his own in international cricket wrecking havoc in opposition batting line-ups time and again in his stellar career so far. 90 and 91 wickets in 46 and 25 ODIs and Tests respectively, Starc has risen to become the Numero uno in world fast bowling today. Playing most of the games at home has also helped Starc in his style of ‘hit the deck’ hard bowling. His 22 wickets, through some extraordinary spells under pressure, in the triumphant World Cup campaign at home deservedly won him the ‘Man Of the Tournament’ award. With the latest retirement of Mitchell Johnson, one of the most important aspects of Aussie cricket in fast bowling, rests firmly on the shoulders of Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazelwood. With Starc at just 25, leading the pack, Australian cricket seems to be in good hands again and the Rest of the world might have to endure another spell to world dominance from cricket’s most successful team.

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