Australian player Mitchell Starc warns Batsman as he avoids running out non-Striker Kusal Perera

For the first time in the Cricket World Cup 2023, the Australia cricket team had the chance to inflict a non-striker run-out, a form of dismissal that often triggers debates on social media, in the match against Sri Lanka on Monday. Mitchell Starc, with the ball in his hand, could've dislodged the stumps at the non-striker's end, where Kusal Perera of the Sri Lanka cricket team was placed. However, Starc decided against doing so in the first instance and instead gave the batsman a warning. Starc also informed the line umpire about the same, highlighting how Perera is becoming prone to leaving his crease early.
The non-striker dismissal has often triggered debates among two schools of thought. One believes in inflicting dismissal whenever an opportunity arises, while the other believes a warning should be given. Starc, it seems, belongs to the latter.
As for the match, Sri Lankan captain Kusal Mendis won the toss and decided to bat against Australia in the Cricket World Cup match at Lucknow's Ekana Stadium.


Oct 16, 2023 11:31 AM