The Aussies have crashed to a drawn one-day international series against Sri Lanka so far this summer and then a 2-nil defeat in the Twenty20s, after clean-sweeping the tourists in a five-match Test series.
Monday night’s thrilling and heated two-run loss to the Lankans at the MCG capped a less-than impressive summer in the short forms of the game for Australia, who remain a lowly seventh in the ICC world T20 rankings.
But, with a five-match ODI series looming against the Windies starting on Friday afternoon at the WACA, Starc says there is no doubt the Aussies can turn it around.
“Yeah, I’m sure. Why can’t we? We’re on home soil,” Starc told Fox Sports on Tuesday.
Australia hosts the West Indies on Friday and Sunday in Perth, before heading to Canberra for the third clash and then Sydney and Melbourne to round out the five-game series.
The squad for the first and second clashes is expected to be named on Thursday.
Australia's Prime Minister's XI takes on the West Indies in Canberra on Tuesday and Starc says the Aussies will be paying close attention.
“Probably a few guys will have a look at that game in Canberra today and see what they’ve got to offer," he said.
“We’ve played them enough in the past, I guess, to know their game-plan a bit and see some of their players and some of the players that we haven’t seen much of, that we’ve had a look at as well.
“So, I’m sure once we get to Perth and prepare very well, we’ll hit the ground running and hopefully finish up in Perth 2-nil.”
Starc, who went for 0-35 from his four overs in the final clash with the Sri Lankans, played down the heated finale, in which all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and Mahela Jayawardene had to be physically separated during the post-match hand-shakes.
The pair clashed after, with one ball remaining in the match and Australia four runs from victory, Maxwell was seen shouting at the Sri Lankans, who had huddled together in a basketball-style time-out.
Starc said the pair had since worked out their differences.
“Maxy and Mahela had a bit of a chat after the game, so I think it’s all done and dusted now,” he said.
“The Australians and Sri Lankans get on well on and off the field, last night I guess just showed the passion for the game and passion to try to win.
“We’re all great mates off the field and we had a nice chat and catch-up through the series and it was a good end to a hard-fought couple of series.”
Starc also played down Sri Lanka’s slow-over rate for the remaining 30 balls after a lengthy rain delay at the MCG.
“They’re not the first team to push the barriers there and they’re not going to be the last, I’m sure,” Starc said.
“Make what you want of it, but they won the game and were the better team on the night, so well done to them.”