Starc was on fire at the WACA taking 5-20 from 6.5 overs to help Australia bowl out the West Indies for a paltry 70 in the first one-day international of the five-match series.
As soon as West Indies captain Darren Sammy won the toss and chose to bat first, Starc was licking his lips looking at the green WACA deck that was sure to offer plenty of pace and bounce, but he also knew that wouldn’t matter if he didn’t put the ball in the right areas.
Executing the plans is exactly what Starc, Clint McKay (3-10) and James Faulkner (2-14) did and the results were obvious.
"It's always nice when the ball is swinging and to get that extra bounce and carry as well makes it a nice place to bowl when all that comes together, and when you get enough balls in the right area. All the bowlers were pretty happy bowling on that deck today," Starc said.
"We knew that there would be enough in the wicket because you get that extra bounce and carry in Perth, so we wanted to be hitting the stumps as much as we could and that meant bowling that fuller line.
"Obviously our execution was good today and sometimes the execution isn’t quite there, but all the bowlers today executed their plans well. We had a talk about their players and what we wanted to do to them, so to come out and bowl them out for 70 is obviously a great result."
Australia came into the West Indies series disappointed how they performed against Sri Lanka, and Starc and the bowlers have the plan to try and limit the West Indian's opportunities to hurt boundaries and they feel their frustration from being dried up will lead to success.
"I think after drawing the series with Sri Lanka we knew we would have to start well against this team. The West Indies are quite a dangerous team and as we know they've got some big names who can really hurt teams, so to win like we did today and start the series off in such commanding fashion was great for us to lead into the rest of the series," he said.
"With the West Indies they are obviously a team who likes to hit a lot of boundaries so as a bowling unit you have to understand that there will be a lot of boundaries scored if they get away a bit. But like we did today we stuck to our plans very well and there was enough in the wicket for us to bowl them out for 70."
While the bowlers set up the win, the batsmen then had no trouble making 1-71 in just 9.2 overs with Glenn Maxwell leading the way with an unbeaten 51 from 35 balls. Overall Starc felt everything was spot on in Australia's performance.
"It's hard to fault too much there. The way we came out and took it to them with the batting as well was nice to finish," he said.
"We were only one down and it would have nice to be zero, but it was hard to fault them and I think the bowlers did a great job."
Starc also hosed down talk that he would need surgery any time soon on some bone spurs in his ankle and is keen to play the rest of the one-day series against the West Indies, but if asked to go to India early to prepare for the four Test series he will happily do that.
"You want to play as much cricket for your country as you can and all the focus is on this series at the moment," Starc said.
"I'm looking forward to playing as much cricket as I can and if that's to stay and play the whole series, hopefully we can win it five-nil or if it's to go to India early then so be it. It's not my call and all I'm doing is preparing for the next game on Sunday."