Australia's Mitchell Starc (C) celebrates after taking the wicket of England's Jason Roy during the one-day international (ODI) cricket match between England and Australia in Brisbane on January 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Jason O'Brien / --IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE-- (Photo credit should read JASON O'BRIEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Australian veteran fast bowler Mitch Starc believes introducing a short-run penalty should be in place to stop the non-striker from wandering out of their crease.

This comes after an incident during the recent England-India Women's T20 series when Deepti Sharma ran out Charlie Dean who was out of the non-striker's crease.

Another scenario similar was the mankad dismissal involving Ravi Ashwin and Jos Buttler in the 2019 Indian Premier League during a Rajasthan Royals-Kings XI Punjab game.

The dismissal at the time would attract numerous comments from the late great Shane Warne, Dean Jones, and Mitch Johnson.

Buttler is no stranger to this.

During the ODI series decider against Sri Lanka in 2014, Buttler wandered outside the non-striker's end only for Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Sachitra Senanayake to catch him short-handed.

Recently, Starc was in the thick of the action during the rain-interrupted third T20 between Australia and England, after warning Buttler of leaving the non-striker's crease early before the bowler released the ball.

Speaking to The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, Starc says docking a run every time a batsman leaves his crease should clear the solution.

"Why not take it out of the hands of interpretation, and make it black-and-white?" he said.

"Every time the batter leaves the crease before the front foot lands, dock them a run. There's no grey area then.

"And in T20 cricket where runs are so handy at the back end and games can be decided by one, two, three runs all the time, if all of a sudden you get docked 20 runs because a batter's leaving early, you're going to stop doing it, aren't you?

"It's harder to do down the levels of cricket, but particuarly in international cricket, there are always going to be cameras sqaure-on for the front foot and for the run-outs. So, why not? And if it either makes the batters think about it - or stops it occurring - isn't that a good thing?"

Starc believes umpires who adjudicate for the batting side will prevent the bowling side from using different methods of dismissal.

"Then there's no stigma," Starc said.

"It's taken away from the decision to have to run someone out or think about it. If it's blatant, it is a different story, but I feel like that is at least completely black and white."

Following the Sharma-Dean incident, the MCC pushed forward in adjusting its laws emphasising the importance of fairness.

Since then, the MCC made the change by shifting Law 41 of unfair play involving the batsman being run out by the bowler for backing too far out of the crease to Law 38, now dealing with run-out situations.