Mitchell Ross Marsh is an international Australian cricketer. He started his international career back in 2011 and have represented Australia in all the three formats.
Mitchell Marsh’s Personal life
Mitchell Marsh was born on 20 October 1991 at Attadale in Western Australia. He belongs to a family which is very active in sports. He is youngest son of former Australian Cricketer Geoff Marsh. His brother Shaun Marsh is a cricketer who has played for National Australian Team. Melissa Marsh, his sister, was also a professional basketball player who played in Australian leagues. His upbringing was done in Perth. He attended Wesley college.
Mitchell Marsh’s Cricket Career
Mitchell Marsh who is popular among his team as ‘Bison’ is an allrounder. He is a right-handed batsman and a right a medium pacer who can deliver at the speed 140Km/h.
• Domestic Career
Marsh made his debut in domestic cricket in Ford Ranger Cup in February 2009. He played his very first match at the age of 17 for the Warriors at Bunbury. He is the youngest player in the Australian domestic one-day game. In addition to this, he is also Western Australia’s youngest debutant in last 70 years. He played for Australia’s under-19 team in April 2009 against India. Mitchell Marsh has also led the Australian team in 2010 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in which was Australia was adjudged as the winner of the tournament. For Marsh that tournament was one of the most successful tournaments. He scored 201 runs which includes a match winning 97 in the semi-final match against the Sri Lankan team.
Mitchell Marsh scored his first double century against India A in July 2014 at Allan Border Field. He scored a total of 211 runs batting at number 7 and did a wonderful partnership of 371 runs with Sam Whiteman for the seventh wicket. It is considered as a record for Australia A as it was the second highest partnership for seventh wicket in any first-class match. The previous record was made in 1934-35 season.
• International Career
Mitchell Marsh was selected in Australia’s Twenty20 squad that toured South Africa in September 2011. Marsh later became part of the One Day International squad after Brett Lee withdrew due to an injury. There he made a magnificent debut for Australia in the second T20I match of the series. He scored 36 runs. His innings included four sixes out of which three amazing sixes were hit in the final over of the Australian innings.
Marsh scored 89 runs in August 2014 against Zimbabwe in the first match of the tri series. This match was held at Harare sports Club for which he made magnificent partnerships of 47 runs with Glenn Maxwell and 33 runs with both Aaron Finch and George Bailey. Later on in the series he made 86 not out against the host South Africa.
Mitchell Marsh made his Test debut against Pakistan on 22 January 2014 in the United Arab Emirates.
Marsh was part of the Australian squad in the One Day International side for a long time. Mitchell Marsh took five wickets against England during the 2015 Cricket World Cup. Marsh scored his first ODI century vs India in the year 2016. Australian team dropped him later that year. But he made his comeback in the team next year in the Ashes series. He swapped Peter Handscomb in the 3rd match of the series. In that match only he scored his maiden Test century. Marsh scored 181 runs in the first innings which was just one run short of his brother Shaun Marsh’s career best score of 182.
He went on to be part of Australia’s squad in the 2019 cricket World Cup. He was added in the team as cover to Marcus Stoinis ahead of Australia’s game against Pakistan. Later on, he was named in the Ashes series of that season too.
Marsh was forced to be out of the Australian National team due to his broken bowling hand. But again, after some months he was given the contract by Cricket Australia for the season 2020-21.
Mitchell Marsh’s maiden T-20 international half-century came against the West Indies in the year 2021 when Australia was touring the West Indies. His good form continued during the entire tour of the West Indies. In the second match he went on to score another half century. The last match of the series one of the best matches of his as he scored 75 runs and took his career best T-20 international bowling figures that is 3/24. He showed his best all round performance in that match.
Mitchell Marsh was part of Australia’s team in the 2021 ICC Men’s T-20 World Cup. He performed brilliantly in the entire tournament. In the finals of the tournament, he scored 77 runs and helped Australia win their maiden T-20 world cup title. He was also named as the player of the match in the final of the tournament.
Mitchell Marsh have an amazing International career and performed brilliantly for Australia. To know more about Mitchell Marsh, you can check his present performance online as all cricket live score international is available on different platforms.
• Foreign Leagues
In 2020 Marsh was signed to play in 2020 t20 Blast tournament which was to be organised in England. He was signed for Middlesex County Cricket Club but he couldn’t play as the tournament got rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He was contracted again for the same in 2021 season. This time also he couldn’t play as he was called to represent Australia in International cricket.
Mitchell Marsh played for Deccan Chargers in Indian Premier league in 2010. Later on in 2011 he was bought by Pune Warriors. His father was the team coach at that time. He was signed for the Pune team for the next three years after that the Pune team opted out from the tournament. In the year 2016 and 2017, Mitchell Marsh played for Rising Pune Supergiant’s and this too exited from the tournament. In 2022 Delhi Capitals contracted him.