Carrying the name of the Marsh family, Mitchell Marsh is one of the gifted all-rounders in the current Australian team. Although injuries have significantly plagued his playing career, the gutsy Western Australian player is still going strong.
Mitchell Marsh is a hard-hitting all-rounder who plays for the Australian team. Born on October 20, 1991, Hailing from a cricket background, the 28-year-old is the younger brother of Shaun Marsh, a left-handed top-order batsman, and the son of Australia’s former opener, Geoff Marsh.
Mitchell Marsh: Along the years
First-Class debut for Western Australia
Handed captaincy for U-19 WC
Won the U-19 World Cup
Selected for Deccan Chargers
ODI debut against South Africa
T20I debut against South Africa
Picked by Pune Warriors India
Picked by Perth Scorchers
Test debut against Pakistan
Won 50-over World Cup
Maiden ODI century against India
Picked by Rising Pune Supergiants
Youngest to play in Australian domestic one-day game
Won the 2010 U-19 World Cup as Captain
ICC World ODI XI. 2016
Mitchell Marsh has been playing cricket from a very early age. The eldest of the Marsh brothers, Mitchell 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. In April 2009, he was given the opportunity to play for Australia's Under 19s squad against India, in Australia.
Even before he made his international debut, Mitchell Marsh was roped in by the IPL side Deccan Chargers in 2010 where he played three matches and scalped two wickets.
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
In his debut Test series against Pakistan in the UAE in 2014, Mitchell Marsh started off in a fine fashion as he scored 87 and 47 in his second Test.He later played the first two Test matches of the 2014-15 Border-Gavaskar Trophy, before walking off the field due to a hamstring injury on Day 1 of the second Test in Brisbane.
Marsh squeezed Shane Watson out of the Test side during the 2015 Ashes tour and was given time to settle into the No.6 role, although his bowling was arguably the stronger feature of his game during 2015. However, some indifferent form and injuries ensured that he was constantly in and out of the series.
But Marsh made a comeback on the back of strong domestic performances and was selected for the 2017-18 Ashes and showed his true prowess by slamming a century at the WACA in the third Test and ensured that his comeback was a success. Mitchell followed WACA century with another in Sydney with his brother, Shaun, at the opposite end.
Mitchell Marsh is fondly remembered for his 96-runs inning against South Africa in Durban which helped Australia win the first Test match before everything went south due to the Sandpaper gate.
Mitchell Marsh made his ODI debut on 19 October 2011 against South Africa and so far has been indifferent in form. He has shown potential but in patches. He was even part of the 2015 World Cup winning squad but Marsh didn't have any memorable performance throughout the quadrennial tournament.
Marsh's maiden ODI century came 5 years after his debut during the fifth ODI against India on 23 January 2016 at SCG. However, his unbeaten 102-run inning was overshadowed by Manish Pandey's match-winning 104-runs inning that helped India chase a steep target of 331. Marsh has now got an opportunity to kick-start his career as he has been picked for the upcoming limited overs series against England in the bio-secure bubble.
Mitchell Marsh made a spectacular debut for Australia in October 2011 during the second T20 match against South Africa--scoring 36 runs including four sixes, three of which were hit in the final over of the Australian innings. He has played 14 T20Is up until now and scalped 14 wickets.
Marsh was handed the captaincy for the 2010 U-19 Cricket World Cup. Under his leadership, Australia won the tournament by beating Pakistan in the final by 25 runs. After the sandpaper incident in South Africa and the arrival of Justin Langeras coach, Mitchell Marsh was appointed the joint Test vice-captain.
Mitchell Marsh was born on 20 October 1991 to Geoff Marsh and Michelle Marsh. His father Geoff Marsh and brother Shaun Marsh, both have donned the baggy green. Isabelle Platt is Mitchell Marsh’s partner.