Mitchell Marsh Biography – The all-round ‘Bison’ of the Australian Cricket!
Family Background of Marsh:
Mitchell Marsh was born on October 20, 1991, in Attadale, Perth. His father, Geoff Marsh is a former Australian cricketer, coach, and selector. He’s been the coach of Australia’s cricket team from 1996 -1999.
He then coached the Zimbabwe cricket team from 2001-2004, and Srilanka from 2011-2012. His mother’s name is Michelle Marsh.
He has an elder sister, Melissa Marsh, a former basketball player. She played 266 WNBL games and over 250 SBL games before retiring in the year 2014.
Mitch’s older brother Shaun Marsh, is also a well-known international cricketer. He’s a left-handed opening batsman of Australia who represented the side in all the three formats of the game. Mitch’s girlfriend’s name is Isabelle Platt who is a fashion model.
Early Life of Mitchell Marsh:
Before entering the field of cricket, he had a very keen interest in the Australian football game or known as Australian rules football. He played for Western Australia in the 2008 AFL National Under-18 Championships.
Later, he attended Perth’s Wesley College. Soon he made his senior debut for the state cricket team at the age of 17 and became the youngest player to play in the Australian Domestic ODI tournament.
The Curran(s) and The Marsh(es):
Due to the Land Reform Policy in Zimbabwe, the Curran family had to leave their house. So, Geoff Marsh invited Kevin to shift his family to their house. Kevin was the assistant of Geoff at that time. Kevin was the late father of Sam Curran, Tom Curran & Ben Curran, who died due to a sudden heart-attack in 2012.
Then, Sam, Ben & Tom played a lot of garden cricket along with Mitchell and Shaun Marsh for the next three years, and then later moved to Surrey. Except for Ben, they all represented their sides in international cricket. Ben is an opening batsman for Northamptonshire.
Mitch and Sam played against each other in the 2019 Ashes, more than that Mitch Marsh took the wicket of Sam Curran in the last test of the series.
Mitchell Marsh Biography:
|Mitchell Marsh's Profile:|
|Full Name||Mitchell Ross Marsh|
|Nickname||Mitch & Bison|
|Date of Birth||October 20, 1991|
|Age||28 years (in 2020)|
|Birth Place||Attadale, Perth, Australia|
|College||Wesley College, Australia|
|Family & Relationships:|
|Siblings||Shaun Marsh and Melissa Marsh.|
|Batting Style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm medium|
|Major Teams||Australia, Australia A, Western Australia,
Western Australia Second XI,
Western Australia Under-19s,
Deccan Chargers, Fremantle,
Perth Scorchers, Pune Warriors,
Rising Pune Supergiants.
|Australia vs Pakistan at Dubai (October 22-26, 2014)|
|South Africa vs Australia at Centurion (October 19, 2011)|
|South Africa vs Australia at Johannesburg (October 16, 2011)|
|First-Class Debut||Western Australia vs New South Wales at Perth (November 27-29, 2009)|
|List-A Debut||Western Australia vs South Australia at Bunbury (February 8, 2009)|
|T-20 Debut||Western Australia vs South Australia at Perth (December 29, 2009)|
Mitchell Marsh’s Cricket Career:
On February 08, 2009, Mitch Marsh started his List-A career for Western Australia against South Australia in Ford Ranger Cup at Bunbury. He scored 10 runs in the match before getting out by Daniel Christian. Soon in March, he played for Australia’s Under-19 cricket team against India.
In November 2009, he made his First-Class debut against New South Wales in the Sheffield Shield series at Perth. He remained not out for 59 runs including 10 fours and a six in the first innings and dismissed by Bollinger at the score of 17 runs in the second innings.
In the same year, in December, Mitch made his T-20 debut opposite South Australia in the Twenty20 Big Bash series. After that, in 2010, he was named as the captain of the U-19 team for the 2010 Under-19 World Cup, which he led to the victory of the cup.
On October 16, 2011, Marsh made his International debut by playing the T20I match opposite South Africa at Johannesburg. He smashed 36 runs including 4 sixes in the match.
Subsequently, on October 19, he made his ODI debut against the same team. He remained not out at the score of 5, and also took his maiden international wicket in form of Hashim Amla. He bowled 4 overs in the match and conceded 19 runs in it.
Three years later, he made his Test debut versus Pakistan in Dubai. He scored 27 and 3 runs in the first and second innings respectively and was dismissed by Zulfiqar Babar in both the innings. He also bowled 24 overs in the match but couldn’t manage to get any wicket.
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Club Cricket (BBL and IPL):
Big Bash League:
Perth Scorchers signed him for the 2011-12 BBL season, and since then, he’s been a regular player of the team. He played in 9 matches in his first-ever Big Bash League, in which he scored 309 runs with an average of 51.50.
Later, in the 2013-14 BBL season, he played 10 matches and scored 215 runs at a strike-rate of 124.28. He also dismissed 4 batsmen in the tournament.
Then he took part in only 1 game of the 2015 season. In the next season, Mitch blasted 210 runs with an average of 70 in 5 innings. In the 2019 BBL, he made 382 runs, including his BBL best inning of 93* runs against Brisbane Heat.
Deccan Chargers signed him for 2010 IPL in which he played just 3 matches for the team. Next year, Marsh was signed by Pune Warriors. He played five matches in the tournament in which he took 7 wickets, and in 3 innings, he scored 50 runs with the bat.
Marsh played the 2013 IPL for the same team and played 9 matches in that season. He picked 7 wickets in the tournament and scored 141 runs at a strike-rate of 132.81 in 8 innings.
Later, in the 2016 IPL season, he played for the Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) along with the players like MS Dhoni, Deepak Chahar, S Smith, and Rahul Chahar.
Then, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) bought Mitchell Marsh for the IPL 2020 at the price of ₹2 crores. He joined the camp of plyers like Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan, Vijay Shankar, and David Warner. He made his debut for SRH on September 22, 2020, however, he injured his leg on the same day and missed the rest of the tournament.
Facts about Mitchell Marsh:
- He idolizes Jacques Kallis and Steve Waugh.
- All his international debuts came in the month of October.
- Mitch Marsh’s girlfriend Isabelle Platt is a fashion model.
- He pulled himself out of the 2019 IPL auction in order to be a part of the Ashes series.
- He holds the record of the most runs (739 runs) in a season of Darlot Cup.
- In 2019, he injured his bowling hand by punching a wall in frustration of getting out.
Frequently asked questions on Google:
Q1: What is the age of Mitchell Marsh?
Ans: 28 years (in 2020)
Q2: What is the height of Mitchell Marsh?
Ans: 6ft. 3″ (190 cm)
Q3: Who is the father of Mitchell Mash?
Ans: Geoff Marsh, a former Australian cricketer, coach & selector.
Q4: Who is the wife of Mitchell Marsh?
Ans: Mitch is dating Isabelle Platt.
Q5: Are Shaun and Mitchell Marsh are real brothers?
Ans: Yes, they are real brothers.
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