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Mitchell Starc listed among 50 most dominant athletes alive

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Mitchell Starc have been in dominant form since the turn of the year

Australian cricketer Mitchell Starc has been named among the 50 most dominant athletes alive in the world by Business Insider. The left-arm pacer is 31st on the list, ahead of the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Russell Westbrook and Lewis Hamilton.

Starc is the only cricketer on the list, which is led by UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey. Basketball superstar LeBron James and 19-time Grand Slam tennis champion Serena Williams find themselves second and third on the list respectively.

The highest placed non-American is Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, who is fourth, three places above his rival Lionel Messi. Usain Bolt, who holds the record for the fastest 100m sprint in history, is fifth.

Gymnasts Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky are the only teenagers in the top 10.

Starc has had a memorable 2015 so far. He was Australia’s most lethal weapon, en route to the Kangaroos claiming their fifth Cricket World Cup triumph in March. He picked up 22 wickets in the competition, which saw grab the Man of the Tournament award.

The 25-year-old has taken 34 ODI wickets since the turn of the year at an insane average of 12.35.

The 50 most dominating athletes according to the list are:

  1. Ronda Rousey
  2. LeBron James
  3. Serena Williams
  4. Cristiano Ronaldo
  5. Usain Bolt
  6. Simone Biles
  7. Lionel Messi
  8. Clayton Kershaw
  9. Novak Djokovic
  10. Katie Ledecky
  11. J.J. Watt
  12. Rory McIlroy
  13. Genzebe Dibaba
  14. Floyd Mayweather
  15. Maya Moore
  16. Lydia Ko
  17. Marcel Hirscher
  18. Jon Jones
  19. Valerie Adams
  20. Brittney Griner
  21. Yuzuru Hanyu
  22. Carey Price
  23. Nicol David
  24. Nadine Kessler
  25. Mike Trout
  26. Stephen Curry
  27. Manuel Neuer
  28. Tina Maze
  29. Aaron Rodgers
  30. Pauline Ferrand-Prévot
  31. Mitchell Starc
  32. Russell Westbrook
  33. Abby Wambach
  34. Ndamukong Suh
  35. Giancarlo Stanton
  36. Martina Sáblíková
  37. Alex Ovechkin
  38. Mirinda Carfrae
  39. Marshawn Lynch
  40. Claressa Shields
  41. Breanna Stewart
  42. James Harden
  43. Zlatan Ibrahimovi?
  44. Katinka Hosszu
  45. Lewis Hamilton
  46. Marit Bjoergen
  47. Renaud Lavillenie
  48. Miguel Cabrera
  49. Candace Parker
  50. Kevin Durant
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