Mitchell Marsh

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Mitchell Marsh
Personal information
Full name Mitchell Ross Marsh
Born (1991-10-20) 20 October 1991 (age 26)
Attadale, Western Australia
Nickname Bison[1]
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)[2]
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium
Role Batting all rounder
Relations Geoff Marsh (father)
Shaun Marsh (brother)
Melissa Marsh (sister)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 438) 22 October 2014 v Pakistan
Last Test 30 March 2018 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 190) 19 October 2011 v South Africa
Last ODI 28 January 2018 v England
T20I debut (cap 54) 16 October 2011 v South Africa
Last T20I 21 March 2016 v Bangladesh
T20I shirt no. 8
Domestic team information
Years Team
2009-present Western Australia
2010 Deccan Chargers
2011–2013 Pune Warriors India (squad no. 8)
2011-present Perth Scorchers
2016-2017 Rising Pune Supergiants (squad no. 25)
2018 Surrey
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 28 48 74 97
Runs scored 1,166 1,242 3,408 2,689
Batting average 27.85 35.48 29.63 37.34
100s/50s 2/3 1/9 5/18 3/18
Top score 181 102* 211 124
Balls bowled 1,969 1,592 5,847 2,696
Wickets 33 41 116 81
Bowling average 39.45 36.17 28.51 30.17
5 wickets in innings 0 1 1 2
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 4/61 5/33 6/84 5/33
Catches/stumpings 10/– 23/– 37/– 50/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 28 November 2017

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

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.

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 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.[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, 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.[4]

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.[5]

International career[edit]

He made his Test match debut for Australia against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates on 22 October 2014.[6]

In September 2011, he was named in Australia's Twenty20 squad to tour South Africa.[7] Later, when Brett Lee withdrew due to injury, he was added to the Australian One Day International squad as well.[8]

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.[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]

His maiden ODI century came during the fifth ODI against India on 23 January 2016 at SCG.[12]

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.[13][14] 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.

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.[15][16] The following month, he was awarded a national contract by Cricket Australia for the 2018–19 season.[17][18]

Beyond cricket[edit]

Marsh was also a talented Australian rules footballer early in his career and represented Western Australia at the 2008 AFL Under 18 Championships.[19]

Career best performances[edit]

Score Fixture Venue Season
Test 181 Australia v England WACA Ground, Perth 2017
ODI 102* India v Australia Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 2016[20]
T20I 36 Australia v South Africa New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg 2011[21]
FC 211 Australia A v India A Allan Border Field, Brisbane 2014[22]
LA 104 Western Australia v Tasmania WACA, Perth 2013[23]
T20 77* Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers WACA, Perth 2012[24]
Score Fixture Venue Season
Test 4/61 Australia v West Indies MCG, Melbourne 2015[25]
ODI 5/33 Australia v England MCG, Melbourne 2015[26]
T20I 1/30 Australia v India MCG, Melbourne 2011[27]
FC 6/84 Western Australia v Queensland WACA Ground, Perth 2011[28]
LA 5/33 Australia v England MCG, Melbourne 2015[26]
T20 4/6 Western Australia v New South Wales WACA, Perth 2010[29]


  1. ^ "Mitch Marsh Player Profile". Archived from the original on 28 February 2015. Retrieved 2015-03-04. 
  2. ^ "Mitch Marsh". Perth Scorchers. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  3. ^ History in the Making This Sunday at Hands Oval; 6 February 2009
  4. ^ 2011 IPL statistics
  5. ^ "Marsh, Whiteman flatten India A with huge stand" – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Australia tour of United Arab Emirates, 1st Test: Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Oct 22–26, 2014". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 
  7. ^ Mitch Marsh named in Aust T20 side
  8. ^ Mitchell Marsh to stay on for Lee
  9. ^ Mitchell Marsh gets Australia to 147
  10. ^ Zimbabwe fold after Marsh, Maxwell blitz
  11. ^ ICC Cricket World Cup, 2nd Match, Pool A: Australia v England at Melbourne, Feb 14, 2015
  12. ^ Brettig, Daniel. "Pandey's maiden ODI ton helps India clinch thriller". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  13. ^ NZ v Australia: Mitchell Marsh’s surprising record against Brendon McCullum
  14. ^ "Marsh's great record over McCullum". Retrieved 2016-02-19. 
  15. ^ "Mitch returns serve on Rabada". Retrieved 2018-03-13. 
  16. ^ "WATCH: Mitch Marsh tees off at Rabada after getting bowled". Sporting News. 2018-03-12. Retrieved 2018-03-13. 
  17. ^ "Carey, Richardson gain contracts as Australia look towards World Cup". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 April 2018. 
  18. ^ "Five new faces on CA contract list". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 11 April 2018. 
  19. ^ Clarke, Tim Multi-talent Marsh paves way to pro-cricket; WA Today; 6 February 2009
  20. ^ "India in Australia ODI Series, 2015–16 – Australia v India Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 23 January 2016. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  21. ^ "Australia tour of South Africa, 2011 – South Africa v Australia Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 16 October 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  22. ^ "India A tour of Australia, 2014 – Australia A v India A Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 9 July 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  23. ^ "Ryobi One-Day Cup, 2012/13 – WA v TAS Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 19 February 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  24. ^ "Big Bash League, 2011/12 Final – Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 28 January 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  25. ^ "West Indies tour of Australia, 2015/16 – Australia v West Indies Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 29 December 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 
  26. ^ a b "ICC Cricket World Cup, 2nd Match, 2015 – Australia v England Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 14 February 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 
  27. ^ "India tour of Australia, 2011/12 – Australia v India Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 3 February 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 
  28. ^ "Sheffield Shield, 2011/12 – WA v QLD Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 4 November 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 
  29. ^ "Twenty20 Big Bash, 2009/2010 – WA v NSW Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 5 January 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 

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