Australia pace spearhead Mitchell Starc says there's nothing scientific about his red-hot run of form at the World Cup and insists he's not interested in putting his feet up.
Starc took 4-55 as the world champions brushed aside Sri Lanka at The Oval on Saturday to secure a 87-run victory to end a gruelling run of three matches in six days.
The left-armer, who topped the wicket-taking charts when Australia won the 2015 title with 22 victims at an average of 10.18, has looked back to his best after an injury-ravaged 12 months.
Starc has now taken 13 wickets in the tournament and despite his heavy workload he's determined to keep up his fine form and hopeful selectors don't give him a break.
"If I am fit I would like to play," Starc said. "Ultimately it's not up to me but it's the World Cup and I think you have to pick your best 11.
"I won't be putting up my hand to rest."
Starc was forced to sit out last year's ODI series in England due to an ankle injury and then missed the tour of the UAE against Pakistan due to a pec problem he sustained in February.
After studying footage of his devastating form from four years ago with NSW bowling coach Andre Adams before leaving for the UK, Starc is looking back to his best.
"I try to keep my white ball game very simple," he said.
"I don't try and have all these different variations, I am pretty clear focused on what I want to do.
"Whether it's the new ball, old ball or through the middle. What I have added is being able to play a lot of different roles.
"We've spoken about different conditions and different teams and I try and come back and take wickets."
Strac struggled to contain India's loaded batting attack last Sunday but bounced back well in the win over Pakistan on Wednesday at Taunton before curtailing Sri Lanka after they made a strong start to their chase of 335 with a century stand.
He made the breakthrough by bowling Kusal Perera (52) to claim Australia's first wicket with the score at 115 in the 16th over.
Starc then returned with the killer blow of three wickets across the 37th and 39th overs to end any real hopes of an upset.
"I might go for more runs but I am there to make a breakthrough and have short, sharp spells," he said.
"That is something that has stayed consistent throughout my one-day cricket.
"The challenge of (bowling at) the death, I really enjoy that.
"There have been times where I have gone the journey, I did against India and I probably will in the future as well.
"But I like the challenge of trying to win a game for your team or defending a total.
"I work hard really hard at and it's a role that I have done for a long time."