Full name Mitchell Ross Marsh
Born October 20, 1991, Attadale, Perth
Current age 27 years 188 days
Major teams Australia, Australia A, Deccan Chargers, Fremantle, Perth Scorchers, Pune Warriors, Rising Pune Supergiants, Western Australia, Western Australia Second XI, Western Australia Under-19s
Playing role Allrounder
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Oct 22-26, 2014 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2018 scorecard|
|ODI debut||South Africa v Australia at Centurion, Oct 19, 2011 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v England at Perth, Jan 28, 2018 scorecard|
|T20I debut||South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Oct 16, 2011 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Oct 28, 2018 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Western Australia v New South Wales at Perth, Nov 27-29, 2009 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Western Australia v Queensland at Perth, Mar 20-22, 2019 scorecard|
|List A debut||Western Australia v South Australia at Bunbury, Feb 8, 2009 scorecard|
|Last List A||Australia v England at Perth, Jan 28, 2018 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Western Australia v South Australia at Perth, Dec 29, 2009 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Adelaide Strikers v Perth Scorchers at Adelaide, Feb 9, 2019 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2, 1/40, 105, 0/16||West Aust||v Queensland||Perth||20 Mar 2019||FC|
|6, 3/21, 42, 3/76||West Aust||v Tasmania||Hobart||12 Mar 2019||FC|
|17, 31||West Aust||v South Aust||Perth||3 Mar 2019||FC|
|50*, 0/13||Scorchers||v Strikers||Adelaide||9 Feb 2019||T20|
|7*, 1/26||Scorchers||v Melb Stars||Perth||3 Feb 2019||T20|
|15||Scorchers||v Heat||Brisbane||1 Feb 2019||T20|
|0/15, 5||Scorchers||v Melb Reneg||Perth||28 Jan 2019||T20|
|31, 0/11||Scorchers||v Syd Thunder||Perth||24 Jan 2019||T20|
|11||Scorchers||v Heat||Perth||5 Jan 2019||T20|
|0/51, 9, 10||Australia||v India||Melbourne||26 Dec 2018||Test # 2337|
Mitchell Marsh, a tall fast bowler who can hit 140kph and hard-hitting lower middle-order batsman, has been an alluring prospect as an allrounder for Australia in all three formats but has yet to cement his place at international level.
In 2018 he ascended to the Australian Test vice-captaincy in the wake of the ball tampering scandal, only to be dropped from all three formats and lose his Cricket Australia contract due to a string of failures at Test level in particular.
Marsh squeezed Shane Watson out of the Test side during the 2015 Ashes tour of England and was given time to settle into the No.6 role, although his bowling was arguably the stronger feature of his game during 2015. That had not been the case in his debut Test series against Pakistan in the UAE in 2014, when he scored 87 and 47 in his second Test. He never quite settled until a breakthrough century at the WACA in the third Test of the 2017-18 Ashes triumph announced his arrival. He followed that with another in Sydney and then made a pivotal match-winning 96 in the first Test win in Durban before Australian cricket plunged into crisis. Justin Langer's appointment as coach combined with Marsh's popularity among teammates saw him appointed as a joint Test vice-captain. But a horror tour of the UAE saw him dropped for the start of the home series against India. He was selected for the Boxing Day Test, out of a need for an allrounder rather than form, and twin failures saw him axed again. He lost his Cricket Australia contract but was selected for the Australia A tours to England in 2019.
In the limited-overs formats, his clean striking makes him an attractive option and he made his maiden ODI hundred against India in Sydney in 2016. He was a member of the 2015 World Cup-winning squad but was not selected for the 2019 World Cup.
Marsh had been earmarked for high honours ever since he captained the Australia Under-19s to victory in the 2010 World Cup in New Zealand. He made his T20 international debut at 19, having enjoyed his first taste of state cricket at just 17. Marsh honed his skills in the Australian dressing room as a child, when his father Geoff was the national coach. Marsh was also a promising junior Australian rules footballer and hails from a prolific sporting family - his brother Shaun is also an international batsman and his sister Melissa is a basketballer for Perth Lynx in the WNBL.