Xavier Marshall

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Xavier Marshall
Personal information
Full nameXavier Melbourne Marshall
Born (1986-03-27) 27 March 1986 (age 33)
Saint Ann, Jamaica
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm offbreak
RelationsRashard Marshall (cousin)
International information
National sides
Test debut (cap 261)13 July 2005 
West Indies v Sri Lanka
Last Test4 February 2009 
West Indies v England
ODI debut (cap 125/19)14 January 2005 
West Indies v Australia
Last ODI12 February 2020 
United States v Nepal
T20I debut (cap 25/5)20 June 2008 
West Indies v Australia
Last T20I24 August 2019 
United States v Cayman Islands
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2006/07–presentJamaica
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 7 25 8 34
Runs scored 243 386 128 1397
Batting average 20.25 17.54 16.00 23.67
100s/50s 0/2 1/0 0/0 0/9
Top score 85 157* 36 85
Balls bowled 12 9 36
Wickets 0 0 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match n/a n/a n/a
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 7/– 9/– 3/– 34/–
Source: Cricinfo, 12 February 2020

Xavier Melbourne Marshall (born 27 March 1986) is a Jamaican cricketer. He played for the West Indies as a batsman. Since January 2019, he has represented the United States cricket team.[1]

International career[edit]

Marshall represented the West Indies at the 2006 U-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka. His performance helped the West Indies progress to the semi-finals of the competition. He scored 106 from 133 balls as the West Indies beat South Africa by 34 runs.[2] He played 11 youth One Day Internationals (ODI), scoring 554 runs at an average of 50.36, with a best score of 106.[3]

On 14 January 2005, Marshall made his ODI debut. Batting at number four, he scored five runs from 10 balls against Australia. He was also in the West Indies' ODI squad for the five-match series against South Africa.[4]

On 22 August 2008, Marshall broke the record for most sixes scored in an ODI, previously shared by Sanath Jayasuria and Shahid Afridi. He hit 12 sixes in a score of 157* from 118 balls against Canada as the West Indies won the match by 49 runs.[5] This record stood until 11 April 2011, when Shane Watson hit 15 sixes against Bangladesh.

Failed drug test[edit]

In September 2008, Marshall was training for the Stanford Super Series and was forced to withdraw from the team when it became public that he had tested positive in a pre-Series drug test. The West Indies Cricket Board did not announce what substance Marshall had tested positive, but they later announced that they would not be taking action against Marshall, because he was not participating in a West Indies uniform at the time.[6][7]

Move to the United States[edit]

In January 2018, he was named in the United States squad for the 2017–18 Regional Super50 tournament in the West Indies.[8]

In February 2019, he was named in the United States' Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against the United Arab Emirates.[9][10] The matches were the first T20I fixtures to be played by the United States cricket team.[11] He made his T20I debut for the United States against the United Arab Emirates on 15 March 2019.[12] As a result, he became the seventh cricketer to represent two international teams in T20Is.[13]

In April 2019, he was named in the United States cricket team's squad for the 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament in Namibia.[14][15] On 24 April 2019, in the match against Hong Kong, Marshall scored his first century for the United States.[16] The United States finished in the top four places in the tournament, therefore gaining One Day International (ODI) status.[17] Marshall made his ODI debut for the United States on 27 April 2019, against Papua New Guinea, in the tournament's third-place playoff and became the 11th cricketer to represent two international teams in ODIs. [18] He was the leading run-scorer for the United States in the tournament, with 182 runs in six matches.[19]

In June 2019, he was named in a 30-man training squad for the United States cricket team, ahead of the Regional Finals of the 2018–19 ICC T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier tournament in Bermuda.[20] The following month, he was one of five players to sign a 12-month central contract with USA Cricket.[21] In August 2019, he was named in the United States' squad for the Regional Finals of the 2018–19 ICC T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier tournament.[22]

In November 2019, he was named in the United States' squad for the 2019–20 Regional Super50 tournament.[23]

Awards[edit]

Xavier Marshall was named the West Indian Youth Cricketer of the Year in June 2005.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Xavier Marshall". Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  2. ^ Wisden Cricinfo staff (26 February 2004). "Marshall ushers Windies into semis". Cricinfo.com. Retrieved on 26 August 2008.
  3. ^ "Xavier Marshall player profile". CricketArchive. Retrieved on 26 August 2008.
  4. ^ Cricinfo staff (2 May 2005). "Xavier Marshall recalled to limited overs squad". Cricinfo.com. Retrieved on 23 August 2008.
  5. ^ Cricinfo staff (22 August 2008). "Marshall breaks sixes record in West Indies win". Cricinfo.com. Retrieved on 23 August 2008.
  6. ^ "Xavier Marshall and Willett test positive". Cricinfo. 18 September 2008. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Don't abandon Marshall". Cricinfo. 21 September 2008. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Two former India U-19s, ex-WI batsman Marshall named in USA squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Xavier Marshall recalled for USA's T20I tour of UAE". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Team USA squad announced for historic Dubai tour". USA Cricket. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  11. ^ "USA name squad for first-ever T20I". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  12. ^ "1st T20I, United States of America tour of United Arab Emirates at Dubai, Mar 15 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Steven Taylor fifty on USA's T20I debut spoilt by rare desert rain". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  14. ^ "All to play for in last ever World Cricket League tournament". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  15. ^ "Xavier Marshall in USA squad for WCL Division Two". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  16. ^ "Xavier Marshall century helps USA clinch ODI status for the first time". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  17. ^ "Oman and USA secure ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2 places and ODI status". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  18. ^ "3rd Place Playoff, ICC World Cricket League Division Two at Windhoek, Apr 27 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  19. ^ "ICC World Cricket League Division Two, 2019 - United States, List A matches: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  20. ^ "Former SA pacer Rusty Theron named in USA squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  21. ^ "Five USA players get 12-month contracts; three pull out of Global T20 Canada". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  22. ^ "Team USA Squad Announced for ICC T20 World Cup Americas' Regional Final". USA Cricket. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  23. ^ "Team USA Men's Squad Announced for return to Cricket West Indies Super50 tournament". USA Cricket. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  24. ^ Cricinfo staff (2 June 2005). "Lara bags Cricketer of the Year award". Cricinfo.com. Retrieved on 23 August 2008.

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