Mitchell Marsh

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Mitchell Marsh
Personal information
Full name Mitchell Ross Marsh
Born (1991-10-20) 20 October 1991 (age 22)
Attadale, Western Australia, Australia
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)[1]
Batting style Right-handed bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role All-rounder
Relations GR Marsh (father)
SE Marsh (brother)
M Marsh (sister)
International information
National side
Only ODI (cap 190) 19 October 2011 v South Africa
ODI shirt no. 8
T20I debut (cap 54) 16 October 2011 v South Africa
Last T20I 3 February 2012 v India
T20I shirt no. 8
Domestic team information
Years Team
2009–2014 Western Australia
2010 Deccan Chargers
2011–2013 Pune Warriors India
2011–2014 Perth Scorchers
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 4 3 37 33
Runs scored 39 49 1,754 945
Batting average 13.00 24.50 28.75 33.75
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 2/11 1/6
Top score 22 36 211 92
Balls bowled 48 30 2,684 696
Wickets 1 1 55 25
Bowling average 44.00 41.00 26.49 24.20
5 wickets in innings 0 0 1 0
10 wickets in match n/a n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/19 1/30 6/84 4/40
Catches/stumpings 1/- 1/- 21/- 18/–
Source: CricketArchive, 8 July 2014

Mitchell Ross "Mitch" Marsh (born 20 October 1991) is an Australian professional 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. 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).


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.[2] 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.[3]

In September 2011, he was named in Australia's Twenty20 squad to tour South Africa.[4] Later, when Brett Lee withdrew due to injury, he was added to the Australian One Day International squad as well.[5] On 16 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.[6]

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 eighth wicket, an Australian record and the second-highest eighth-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.[7]


Marsh was also a talented Australian rules footballer early in his career and represented Western Australia at the 2008 AFL National Under 18 Championships.[8]


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