Mitchell Marsh

Mitchell Ross Marsh (born 20 October 1991) is an Australian international cricketer. Marsh has represented Australia in all three forms of cricket, making his debut during the 2011–12 season.

Mitchell Marsh
Mitchell Marsh.jpg
Marsh in 2018
Personal information
Full nameMitchell Ross Marsh
Born (1991-10-20) 20 October 1991 (age 28)
Attadale, Western Australia
NicknameMitch, Bison[1]
Height1.93[2] m (6 ft 4 in)
BowlingRight-arm medium
RelationsGeoff Marsh (father)
Shaun Marsh (brother)
Melissa Marsh (sister)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 438)22 October 2014 v Pakistan
Last Test12 September 2019 v England
ODI debut (cap 190)19 October 2011 v South Africa
Last ODI16 September 2020 v England
T20I debut (cap 54)16 October 2011 v South Africa
Last T20I8 September 2020 v England
T20I shirt no.8
Domestic team information
2008/09–presentWestern Australia
2010Deccan Chargers
2011–2013Pune Warriors India
2011/12–presentPerth Scorchers
2016–2017Rising Pune Supergiants
2020Sunrisers Hyderabad
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 32 60 15 102
Runs scored 1,260 1,615 258 5,210
Batting average 25.20 34.36 23.45 32.16
100s/50s 2/3 1/12 0/0 11/21
Top score 181 102* 39 * 211
Balls bowled 2,853 1,949 120 8,579
Wickets 42 49 7 92
Bowling average 38.64 36.79 22.71 30.62
5 wickets in innings 1 1 0 2
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 5/46 5/33 2/6 6/84
Catches/stumpings 16/– 28/– 4/– 53/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 16 September 2020

Personal lifeEdit

Marsh is the second son of Geoff Marsh and younger brother of Shaun Marsh, both of whom have played for the Australian national side. He is cousin to West Coast Eagles player, Brad Sheppard.

He was raised in Perth, Western Australia, where he attended Wesley College, and made his senior debut for the state team at the age of 17, becoming the youngest person to play in the Australian domestic one-day tournament.[citation needed]

Domestic careerEdit

Marsh made his debut for the Warriors at the age of 17 in February 2009 in a Ford Ranger Cup game at Bunbury. He became the youngest ever player in an Australian domestic one-day game and Western Australia's youngest debutant for 70 years.[3] In April 2009, he was given the opportunity to play for Australia's Under 19s squad against India, in Australia.

Marsh was handed the captaincy for the 2010 U-19 Cricket World Cup. Under his leadership Australia won the tournament,[4] Marsh having a successful tournament scoring 201 runs, including a match winning 97 in the semi-final against Sri Lanka. Marsh was drafted to the Deccan Chargers for the 2010 IPL.

Marsh was selected by the Sahara Pune Warriors who were coached by his father, Geoff Marsh for US$ 290,000 in the IPL Auction 2011. He played in five matches, scoring a total of 50 runs and taking 7 wickets.[5]

He is a right-handed all-rounder who bowls medium-fast (averaging 130 km/h ) deliveries, but his pace has risen steadily in 2015 to fast-medium (140 km/h average)[citation needed], Marsh has additionally played for the Pune Warriors India and Deccan Chargers in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Playing for Australia A against India A in July 2014 at Allan Border Field, Marsh scored 211 runs batting seventh in Australia's first innings, his first double century. He and Sam Whiteman, who scored 174 runs, put on 371 runs for the seventh wicket, an Australian record and the second-highest seventh-wicket partnership recorded, behind the 460-run record set by Bhupinder Singh and Pankaj Dharmani during the 1994–95 season. The previous Australian record, set by Queenslanders Cassie Andrews and Eric Bensted, had stood since the 1934–35 season.[6]

In October 2019, Marsh broke his bowling hand after punching a wall, following his dismissal, during a Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania. As a result of sustaining the injury, which was anticipated to take 6 weeks to heal, Marsh was forced to miss the start of Australia's Test summer.[7]

It was announced during February 2020 that he had joined Middlesex for the 2020 Vitality t20 Blast competition.

International careerEdit

He made his Test match debut for Australia against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates on 22 October 2014.[8]

In September 2011, he was named in Australia's Twenty20 squad to tour South Africa.[9] Later, when Brett Lee withdrew due to injury, he was added to the Australian One Day International squad as well.[10]

In October he made a spectacular début for Australia in the second Twenty20 match, scoring 36 runs including four sixes, three of which were hit in the final over of the Australian innings.[11]

In August 2014, he scored 89 runs against Zimbabwe in first match of the Tri-series at Harare Sports Club. He batted at no. 3 and added 109 runs for the fourth wicket with Glenn Maxwell at more than 12-an-over, with Marsh also having contributed to partnerships of 47 and 33 with Aaron Finch and George Bailey.[12] His knock of 86* against South Africa at Harare was nominated to be one of the best ODI batting performance of the year by ESPNCricinfo.[13]

Bowling in the second match of the 2015 Cricket World Cup, Marsh took 5 wickets, helping Australia record a 111 run win over England.[14]

His maiden ODI century came during the fifth ODI against India on 23 January 2016 at SCG.[15]

Despite his lack of form as a batsman, on 15 February 2016, Marsh became the second Australian bowler since Jason Gillespie to dismiss Brendon McCullum in both innings of two Test matches.[16][17] On 20 February 2016, Marsh, at gully, took a one-handed catch off the bowling of James Pattinson, but was called back for no-ball.

Marsh was dropped from the Australian Test side after the first Test of the 2016–17 series against South Africa.

For his performances in 2016, he was named in the World ODI XI by ICC.[18]

Marsh found his way back into the Australian test side for the 2017 series against India. He played two more tests before he fell injured. Late in the year, he replaced Peter Handscomb in the third match of 2017-18 Ashes series being named as a bowling all-rounder, before going on to score his maiden test century. His first innings score of 181 was 1 run shy of his brother Shaun's career best score of 182.

In March 2018, Marsh was fined 20 percent of his match fee and given one demerit point for using offensive language during the second Test match between Australia and South Africa, after being dismissed by Kagiso Rabada.[19][20] The following month, he was awarded a national contract by Cricket Australia for the 2018–19 season.[21][22]

Cricket Australia named Mitchell Marsh as cover for Marcus Stoinis, ahead of Australia's 2019 Cricket World Cup match against Pakistan on 12 June 2019.[23] Stoinis was ruled out of the fixture due to an injury, with Cricket Australia waiting to see if he's ruled out of the rest of the tournament.[24]

In July 2019, he was named in Australia's squad for the 2019 Ashes series in England, but was not selected for the first four tests of the series.[25][26] In the fifth and final match of the series, Marsh took his first five-wicket haul in Test cricket, taking 5/46 in the first innings, despite playing in a loss.[27]

In April 2020, Cricket Australia awarded Marsh with a central contract ahead of the 2020–21 season.[28][29] On 16 July 2020, Marsh was named in a 26-man preliminary squad of players to begin training ahead of a possible tour to England following the COVID-19 pandemic.[30][31] On 14 August 2020, Cricket Australia confirmed that the fixtures would be taking place, with Marsh included in the touring party.[32][33]

Beyond cricketEdit

Marsh was also a talented Australian rules footballer early in his career and represented Western Australia at the 2008 AFL Under 18 Championships.[34]

Career best performancesEdit

Score Fixture Venue Season
Test 181 Australia v England WACA Ground, Perth 2017
ODI 102* India v Australia Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 2016[35]
T20I 36 Australia v South Africa New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg 2011[36]
FC 211 Australia A v India A Allan Border Field, Brisbane 2014[37]
LA 104 Western Australia v Tasmania WACA, Perth 2013[38]
T20 93* Perth Scorchers v Brisbane Heat WACA, Perth 2020[39]
Bowling (innings)
Figures Fixture Venue Season
Test 5/46 Australia v England cricket team The Oval, London 2019[40]
ODI 5/33 Australia v England MCG, Melbourne 2015[41]
T20I 1/30 Australia v India MCG, Melbourne 2011[42]
FC 6/84 Western Australia v Queensland WACA Ground, Perth 2011[43]
LA 5/33 Australia v England MCG, Melbourne 2015[41]
T20 4/6 Western Australia v New South Wales WACA, Perth 2010[44]


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