Mitchell Marsh
All Rounder
October 20, 1991 (Age 32)
TeamsAustralia, Australia A, Suffolk, Delhi Capitals, Middlesex, Western Australia, Australia Under-19, Australian XI, Perth Scorchers, Nagenahira Nagas, Western Australia Chairman XI, Australians, Western Australia XI
Recent Matches

Mitchell Marsh is recognized as one of the hardest hitters of the cricket ball as well as being very handy as a medium pacer. Having chosen cricket over a career as an Australian Rules footballer, Mitchell Marsh wasted no time showing off the natural ability that he shares with his Test-playing father Geoff Marsh, and brother Shaun Marsh.

He made his state debut at the age of 17, was an Under-19 World Cup-winning captain at 18, and earned an international call-up at 19. At the mere age of 17, Mitchell became the youngest Australian to play the domestic One-Day Cup, in February 2009. A year later, the Perth-born led Australia in the 2010 U19 World Cup, where Australia eventually won. Post the junior World Cup, the promising all-rounder got an Indian Domestic League contract from a Hyderabad-based franchise for the 2010 edition. After a successful outing in the Indian T20 League, Marsh had his international debut in the shortest format against South Africa in 2011. Later in that tour, he was called up into the 50-overs format as well.

The young gun got picked by his home team, the Perth franchise in the Australian T20 league, in the inaugural edition of the Big Bash League (Australian Domestic T20 League). For the next two years, the all-rounder plied his trade in franchise cricket and just a couple of limited-overs games. With injuries being a massive headache for the player he opted against the big money on offer in the Indian T20 League in 2014 and Marsh burst back onto the scene with a double-century for Australia A against India A. On the back of his flashes of brilliance in the ODIs, the Perth-born earned his Test cap against Pakistan.

Seeing the all-rounder’s caliber and potential, the national selectors named Mitchell in the 2015 World Cup squad, hosted by Australia and New Zealand. He didn’t get many opportunities in the event, as the all-around department was handled by Shane Watson. Ever since Watson’s retirement in 2016, Marsh became the first-choice fast-bowling all-rounder for the Aussies but recurring injuries coincided with the emergence of other all-rounders of his skills but whenever fit and available, Marsh managed to stake his claim in the squad. He then replaced Marcus Stoinis in the World Cup of 2019 as a late edition. Marsh was one of the leading run-scorers during the 2021 T20 World Cup for Australia and was the Player of the Match in the final. Mitchell Marsh in 2022 was selected by the Delhi franchise in the auctions for the Indian T20 league and has been a key player for them ever since Over the years, the all-rounder has played for various franchises across the globe but his being injury-prone has been a road blocker for this blockbuster all-rounder.