Marcus Harris is a professional Australian cricketer born on 21 July 1992 in Perth. He is a left-handed opening batsman. He is the youngest Australian to score 150 in First Class cricket.
Harris made his First Class debut for Western Australia in the 2010/11 season. In his third match, he broke the record of former legendary batsman Clem Hill to become the youngest Australian batsman to score 150 in FC cricket at the age of 18. He continued to play for the same team before switching to Victoria in 2016.
He had already made his List A debut before leaving his first-ever domestic cricket team. He continues to play for Victoria in the Sheffield Shield, which earned him appreciation from a coach like Justin Langer.
He scored an unbeaten 250 in the 2018 Sheffield Shield that boosted his selection in the national Test squad against the touring Indian side led by Virat Kohli.
A couple of years after making rapid strides under Langer, Harris made his Test debut on 6 December 2018 against India in Adelaide. Australia scored 235 in reply to India’s first innings total of 250. The debutant scored 26 batting at No. 2. The visitors scored 307 in their second innings to set a target of 323. Harris once again got 26 as they fell short of the target by 31 runs.
The southpaw represented the Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League from 2014 to 2016. He scored 213 runs including one half-century in 14 matches he played for the Perth-based franchise.
He then moved to the Melbourne Renegades and is still a part of the team. So far, he scored 324 runs including two half-centuries in 11 matches for the Renegades.