Mitchell Starc, a left-arm seamer for Australia, made his World Cup impact on Saturday, September 30 at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram, when he claimed a hat-trick against the Netherlands.
Max O'Dowd, the Netherlands' opener, was trapped in front of the stumps on the fifth ball by Starc as the Netherlands were defending a total of 166/7 in the rain-shortened 23-over match.
On the very next ball, he managed to get past Wesley Barresi's defense once more, sending him back to the pavilion for a golden duck. He then struck Bas de Leede's stumps in the second over on the first ball to finish his hat-trick.
The Netherlands were left reeling at 12/3 after 2.1 overs thanks to Starc's early onslaught and were further reduced to 15/4 after 3.5 overs. Netherlands scored 84/6 in 14.2 when the match was called off due to rain.
The Australian fast bowler, who concluded the 2015 World Cup as the joint-highest wicket-taker with 22 wickets from eight innings at an average of 10.18 and an economy of 3.50, is notable for being at his most frightening during these tournaments