As the 72th Ashes series gets underway at Brisbane tomorrow (Dec 8-12, 2021). Australia for the very first time will be led by a fast bowler!. Pat Cummins will become the 47th cricketer to lead Australia. The list includes fill-in captains who were fast bowlers as well.
Cummins first responsibility as a captain is, how he will address the elephant in the room, i.e Mitchell Starc’ s performance
Starc’s overall stats is impressive against England, and especially against left-handers. He has picked 55 wickets of which 47.27% were of left-handers, and 25.45%(14) were of openers. However in last two series against England Starc has been less effective against left-handers in test cricket, and is yet to pick Rory Burns.
Here is how he performed in Ashes both home and away from 2015 onwards
Mitchell Starc at home against all teams
His last home series was against India. Here are venue stats of that series.