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Starc wins first Allan Border Medal

Fast bowler Mitchell Starc has been awarded Australian Cricket's highest honour the Allan Border Medal.


Starc claimed 43 wickets an average of 24.4 across all formats, in the last 12 months, 12 clear of the nation’s next best.


The 31-year-old finished just one vote ahead of T20 World Cup winning teammate Mitch Marsh.


Starc said there had been a lot of ups and downs over the past two years.


“You find ways to adapt and what not, but it’s a reflection of the support base I have had throughout those two years as well.


“There’s certainly been times when I haven’t played my best cricket or certainly times over those two years where I didn’t want to play any cricket."


Starc was also named the One-Day International Player of the Year.


Mitch Marsh was crowned the T20 Player of the Year, Travis Head the Test Player of the Year while Ash Gardner was named the Belinda Clark medallist, Alyssa Healy was named the Female ODI player of the Year and Beth Mooney the World T20 Player of the Year.


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