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Starc confirms return to IPL 2024  



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Australia pacer Mitchell Starc is set to return to the Indian Premier League (IPL) after an eight-year exile from the cash-rich franchise league.

Starc last appeared in the marquee event in 2015 and ended the tournament with 20 wickets for Royal Challengers Banglore (RCB).

“Look it’s been eight years. I’m definitely going back in [next] year. Amongst other things, it’s a great lead-up to the T20 World Cup," Stacr told Willow Talk Cricket Podcast about his IPL plans.

Starc stated that IPL will provide a huge boost ahead of the 2024 T20 World Cup.

“So a good opportunity to see if anyone’s interested in the IPL, then lead into the T20 World Cup. And it’s somewhat of a quiet winter next year…in comparison to this winter, so I think a perfect opportunity to put my name in," he added.

In 27 IPL appearances, Starc has scalped 34 wickets with a best of 15/4 while also scoring 96 runs in that period.