Mitchell Ross "Mitch" Marsh (born 20 October 1991) is an Australian international cricketer. Marsh represents Australia in all three forms of cricket, making his debut during the 2011–12 season. Marsh is the Australian T20I captain,[2] ODI vice-captain and also served as Test vice-captain after the 2018 Australian ball-tampering scandal. With his national side, he won multiple ICC tournaments: the 2015 Cricket World Cup, the 2023 Cricket World Cup and the 2021 T20 World Cup.

Mitch Marsh
Marsh in 2018
Personal information
Full name
Mitchell Ross Marsh
Born (1991-10-20) 20 October 1991 (age 32)
Attadale, Western Australia
NicknameBison
Height1.93[1] m (6 ft 4 in)
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium
RoleAll-rounder
RelationsGeoff Marsh (father)
Shaun Marsh (brother)
Melissa Marsh (sister)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 438)22 October 2014 v Pakistan
Last Test26 December 2023 v Pakistan
ODI debut (cap 190)19 October 2011 v South Africa
Last ODI19 November 2023 v India
ODI shirt no.8
T20I debut (cap 54)16 October 2011 v South Africa
Last T20I3 September 2023 v South Africa
T20I shirt no.8
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2008/09–presentWestern Australia
2010Deccan Chargers
2011–2013Pune Warriors India
2011/12–presentPerth Scorchers
2020Sunrisers Hyderabad
2022–2023Delhi Capitals
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 41 89 54 114
Runs scored 1,930 2,672 1,432 6,127
Batting average 30.15 36.10 34.09 34.22
100s/50s 3/8 3/18 0/9 13/27
Top score 181 177* 92* 211
Balls bowled 3,231 2,189 300 9,173
Wickets 48 56 17 168
Bowling average 39.43 35.87 22.76 31.17
5 wickets in innings 1 1 0 2
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 5/46 5/33 3/24 6/84
Catches/stumpings 21/– 35/– 25/– 60/–
Medal record
Men's Cricket
Representing  Australia
ICC Cricket World Cup
Winner 2015 Australia and New Zealand
Winner 2023 India
ICC T20 World Cup
Winner 2021 UAE and Oman
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 3 March 2024

Personal life edit

Marsh is the second son of Geoff Marsh and younger brother of Shaun Marsh, both of whom have played for the Australian national side. His sister, Melissa Marsh, was a professional basketball player and he is cousin to retired AFL player, Brad Sheppard. He was raised in Perth, Western Australia, where he attended Wesley College.

In addition to cricket, Marsh was also a talented Australian rules footballer in his youth and represented Western Australia at the 2008 AFL Under 18 Championships.[3]

In April 2023, he married Greta Mack.[4]

Domestic career edit

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.[5][6] In April 2009, he played for Australia's under-19 team against India and was the team captain during the 2010 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. Under his leadership Australia won the tournament,[7] Marsh having a successful tournament scoring 201 runs, including a match winning 97 in the semi-final against Sri Lanka.

Marsh was signed by Deccan Chargers for the 2010 Indian Premier League and in 2011 was bought by Pune Warriors, the team coached at the time by his father. He played for Pune for the three years that the team existed and in 2016 and 2017 played for Rising Pune Supergiants for the two seasons that team existed.

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, at the time, the second-highest seventh-wicket partnership in first-class cricket. The previous Australian record, set by Queenslanders Cassie Andrews and Eric Bensted, had stood since the 1934–35 season.[8]

In 2020, Marsh signed to play in England for Middlesex County Cricket Club in the 2020 t20 Blast competition, but the move was cancelled due to the rescheduling of the competition in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. He signed again for the 2021 season, but this move was also cancelled after Marsh was called up to play international cricket for Australia.[9] He was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for the 2020 IPL, although he only played in one match of the competition due to injury,[10] and he withdrew from the 2021 Indian Premier League due to bio-bubble fatigue during the pandemic.[11]

In the 2022 IPL Auction, Marsh was bought by the Delhi Capitals.[12]

Marsh was signed by the Seattle Orcas for the first edition of Major League Cricket in March 2023.

International career edit

Debut years edit

In September 2011, Marsh was named in Australia's Twenty20 squad to tour South Africa.[13] He was later added to the One Day International squad following Brett Lee's withdrawal due to injury. He made a spectacular debut for Australia in the second T20I match of the series, scoring 36 runs including four sixes, three of which were hit in the final over of the Australian innings.[14] In August 2014, Marsh scored 89 runs against Zimbabwe in first match of the Tri-series at Harare Sports Club, adding 109 runs for the fourth wicket with Glenn Maxwell and contributing to partnerships of 47 and 33 with Aaron Finch and George Bailey.[15] Later in the competition he scored 86 not out against South Africa.[16]

Marsh made his Test match debut for Australia against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates on 22 October 2014.[17]

2015-20 edit

Playing regularly in the One Day International side, Marsh took a five-wicket haul against England during the 2015 Cricket World Cup,[18] and scored his maiden ODI century against India in 2016 at the SCG.[19] He was, however, dropped from the Australian Test side after the first Test of the 2016–17 series against South Africa, coming back into the side during the 2017 series against India and playing in two Tests before he suffered an injury. Later in the year, he replaced Peter Handscomb in the third match of 2017–18 Ashes series, scoring his maiden Test century. His first innings score of 181 was one short 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 between Australia and South Africa, after being dismissed by Kagiso Rabada.[20][21] The following month, he was awarded a national contract by Cricket Australia for the 2018–19 season[22][23] and was named as cover for Marcus Stoinis ahead of Australia's 2019 Cricket World Cup match against Pakistan in June 2019.[24][25] The following month 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.[26][27] 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, but ended on the losing side.[28]

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, he was forced to miss the start of Australia's Test summer.[29] In April 2020 he was again awarded a central contract ahead of the 2020–21 season[30][31] and in July 2020 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.[32][33] In August, Cricket Australia confirmed that the fixtures would be taking place, with Marsh included in the touring party.[34][35]

2021-present edit

In July 2021, in the first Twenty20 International match of Australia's tour of the West Indies, Marsh scored his maiden T20I half-century, scoring 51 runs from 31 deliveries.[36] He continued his good form, scoring another half-century in the following match[37] and in the fourth T20I made 75 runs and took his career best T20I bowling figures of 3/24.[38]

In August 2021, Marsh was named in Australia's squad for the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup.[39] On 14 November 2021, Marsh helped Australia win the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup, scoring 77 runs in the final and earning player of the match.[40] Marsh was selected for the 2023 Ashes Tour of England.

On July 6, 2023, Marsh was brought in for the 3rd Ashes Test against England at Headingley to replace injured all-rounder Cameron Green. Coming to the crease at 4 for 85 shortly before lunch on day one, he scored his third Test century, a quickfire 118 from 118 balls, featuring powerful stroke-play with 17 fours and 4 sixes and including 113 runs in the second session.[41] It was his first Test match appearance since 2019 and first century outside Australia, the others coming at home against England in the 2017–18 Ashes series. Mark Taylor described it as Marsh's best century, given he arrived at the crease with Australia 4/85 and England looking to close out the match. Mel Jones, commentating the innings, noted Marsh's unwavering temperament and assertiveness at the crease despite his lack of playing time in the preceding months.[42]

On 7 August 2023, Marsh was named the captain of the T20 team for the tour to South Africa, with possible consideration to take up leadership on a permanent basis for the 2024 ICC Men's T20 World Cup.[43] Marsh impressed in his first series as captain sweeping South Africa 3-0 and winning player of the series due to his scores of 92* and 79* in the 1st and 2nd matches respectively.[44]Marsh Continued his captaincy of the T20 side winning the 2024 home series against the West Indies 2-1.[45] Marsh was also named the captain of a full strength side to face New Zealand in February 2024.[46]

Achievements edit

Career best performances edit

Batting
Score Fixture Venue Season
Test 181 Australia v England WACA Ground, Perth 2017
ODI 177* Australia v Bangladesh Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Maharashtra 2023[49]
T20I 92* Australia v South Africa Kingsmead, Durban 2023[50]
FC 211 Australia A v India A Allan Border Field, Brisbane 2014[51]
LA 177* Australia v Bangladesh Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Maharashtra 2023[52]
T20 100* Perth Scorchers v Hobart Hurricanes Blundstone Arena, Hobart 2021[53]
Bowling (innings)
Figures Fixture Venue Season
Test 5/46 Australia v England cricket team The Oval, London 2019[54]
ODI 5/33 Australia v England MCG, Melbourne 2015[55]
T20I 3/24 Australia v West Indies Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet 2021[56]
FC 6/84 Western Australia v Queensland WACA Ground, Perth 2011[57]
LA 5/33 Australia v England MCG, Melbourne 2015[55]
T20 4/6 Western Australia v New South Wales WACA Ground, Perth 2010[58]

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