Mitchell Marsh

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Mitchell Marsh
Personal information
Full name Mitchell Ross Marsh
Born (1991-10-20) 20 October 1991 (age 23)
Attadale, Western Australia, Australia
Nickname Bison[1]
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)[2]
Batting style Right-handed bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role All-rounder
Relations Geoff Marsh (father)
Shaun Marsh (brother)
Melissa Marsh (sister)
International information
National side
Test debut 22 October 2014 v Pakistan
Last Test 17 December 2014 v India
ODI debut (cap 190) October 19 2011 v South Africa
Last ODI February 28 2015 v New Zealand
T20I debut (cap 54) October 16 2011 v South Africa
Last T20I February 3 2014 v India
Domestic team information
Years Team
2009– Western Australia
2010 Deccan Chargers
2011–2013 Pune Warriors India
2011– Perth Scorchers
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 4 12 3 43
Runs scored 262 360 49 2,032
Batting average 37.42 36.00 24.50 29.44
100s/50s 0/1 0/4 0/0 2/12
Top score 87 89 36 211
Balls bowled 366 282 30 3,158
Wickets 1 10 1 57
Bowling average 164.00 50.20 41.00 29.33
5 wickets in innings 0 1 0 1
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 1/14 5/33 1/30 6/84
Catches/stumpings 2/– 7/- 1/- 24/-
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 10 January 2015

Mitchell Ross Marsh (born 20 October 1991 in Perth, Western Australia) is an Australian cricketer who is contracted domestically to Western Australia and the Perth Scorchers.

The son of Geoff Marsh and brother of Shaun Marsh, both of whom have played Test matches for the Australian national side, Marsh has represented Australia at One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) level, making his debut in both formats during the 2011–12 season.

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.

He is a right-handed all-rounder who bowls medium-fast deliveries, Marsh has additionally played for the Pune Warriors India and Deccan Chargers in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

He made his Test match debut for Australia against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates on 22 October 2014.[3]


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.[4] 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, 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 are 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]

In September 2011, he was named in Australia's Twenty20 squad to tour South Africa.[6] Later, when Brett Lee withdrew due to injury, he was added to the Australian One Day International squad as well.[7]

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.[8]

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.[9]

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.[10]

Bowling in the second match of the 2015 Cricket World Cup, Marsh took 5 wickets, helping Australia record a 111 run win over England.[11]


Marsh was also a talented Australian rules footballer early in his career and represented Western Australia at the 2008 AFL National Under 18 Championships.[12]


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