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Mitchell Marsh
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Mitchell Marsh

Australia|Allrounder
Mitchell Marsh

INTL CAREER: 2011 - 2021

Full Name

Mitchell Ross Marsh

Born

October 20, 1991, Attadale, Perth

Age

29y 277d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Playing Role

Allrounder

relations

(father),

(brother)

TEAMS

Part of one of the most well-known family names in Australian cricket, Mitchell Marsh, an allrounder who can hit 140kph and hard-hitting middle-order batsman, has been an alluring prospect for Australia in all three formats but has struggled 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 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 century at the WACA in the third Test of the 2017-18 Ashes announced his arrival. He followed that with another in Sydney - brought up in emotional scenes with his brother, Shaun, at the crease - 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 team-mates saw him appointed as a joint Test vice-captain. However, he only played one Test during the 2018-19 home summer - failing twice with the bat against India at the MCG. He returned as part of the Ashes squad in 2019, recalled to the side at The Oval where he took his maiden five-wicket haul, but his following home summer was disrupted when he broke his hand thumping the dressing room wall at the WACA following a dismissal in the Sheffield Shield.

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 T20I 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. He was also a promising junior Australian rules footballer and hails from a prolific sporting family; alongside the cricket lineage his sister Melissa was a basketballer for Perth Lynx in the WNBL.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test32555126018125.20248650.682316017160
ODI615791635102*34.06180990.3811213738290
T20I252555447527.20424128.3003372590
FC10317814525621132.04947855.45112173966540
List A11911222333212437.02365591.1632327983590
T2011811029255393*31.511983128.74015166115470
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test325428531623425/467/8638.643.4167.90110
ODI615819671810505/335/3336.205.5239.30110
T20I2515198247153/243/2416.467.4813.20000
FC103140871749231616/849/15630.573.3854.10720
List A1199534133059985/335/3331.215.3734.80320
T201187911221547614/64/625.368.2718.30200
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Mitchell Marsh followed his half-century with three wickets
Mitchell Marsh cut loose in the Powerplay
Mitchell Marsh unleashes a powerful slog
Mitchell Marsh avoids a collision with Andre Russell
Mitchell Marsh struck in his first over
Mitchell Marsh all smiles at training