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ICC World Cup 2023: Mitchell Starc Pauses Run-Up Twice, Avoids Running Out Non-Striker Kusal Perera

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In a Cricket World Cup 2023 match, Australia pacer Mitchell Starc narrowly avoided putting Sri Lankan batsman Kusal Perera out without a strike.

In the match against Sri Lanka on Monday, Australia had the opportunity to inflict a non-striker run-out, a type of dismissal that frequently sparks debate on social media, for the first time in the Cricket World Cup 2023. With the ball in his hand, Mitchell Starc may have dislodged the stumps at the non-striker's end, where Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera was situated.

However, Starc chose not to do so in the first case, instead issuing a warning to the batter. Starc also informed the line umpire of the situation, showing how Perera is increasingly leaving his crease early.

The firing of non-strikers has frequently sparked controversy between two schools of thinking. One believes in dismissal whenever the opportunity arises, whereas the other believes in a warning. Starc appears to belong to the latter.

A few minutes later, Starc delayed his run-up again, believing Perera was leaving the crease too soon. On the second occasion, though, the Sri Lankan was not as early as the first.

In the match, Sri Lankan captain Kusal Mendis won the toss and chose to bat against Australia at Lucknow's Ekana Stadium in the Cricket World Cup. Both teams are yet to accumulate points in the top global ODI event.

While Australia was defeated by India and South Africa, Sri Lanka was defeated by South Africa and Pakistan.

Sri Lanka captain Kusal Mendis predicted that the surface would turn slightly in the second half, giving bowlers an edge.

"We'll bat first because the wicket looks good and it might turn a little in the second half." We've made two adjustments. Dasun and Matheesha are out, while Chamika and Lahiru Kumara are in. Unfortunately, Dasun will not be competing in today's crucial encounter. "The par score could be 280-300, which we hope to achieve," he stated.

At the toss, Australian captain Pat Cummins stated that the squad had worked on areas that need to be improved.

"We would have batted as well, but I don't think it would have made much of a difference." We held training sessions the last two days, and everyone is pretty clear on a few areas where we need to improve. We're all on the same squad."

Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc