|Mitchell Marsh Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||October 20, 1991|
Mitchell Marsh is an Australian professional cricketer who has represented the country in all 3 formats of the sport (Tests, ODIs, T20Is), as an all-rounder. One of the most exciting prospects for Australia after their era of glory began to fade in 2008, Mitchell has been one of the most frustrating international stars of the modern era, briefly producing flashes of brilliance in a career otherwise marred by indifferent form and a spate of untimely injuries. Before making his senior international debut in 2011, he had announced himself to the cricketing world by captaining Australia to the title at the 2010 Under-19 ICC Cricket World Cup, the country’s 3rd such triumph. His performance had seen him being drafted by the Deccan Chargers for the 2010 edition of the IPL (Indian Premier League) which began a blow hot, blow cold affair for him with the tournament as he went on to represent teams, on and off, such as Pune Warriors India (2011-2013), Rising Pune Supergiants (2016-2017), and Sunrisers Hyderabad (2020-Present). He has also played for his home state of Western Australia (2008-09-Present) in Australian domestic cricket and the Perth Scorchers (2011-12-Present) in the Big Bash League (BBL).
Mitchell Ross Marsh
Attadale, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Mitchell had attended Wesley College, an independent school in his hometown of Perth.
- Father – Geoff Marsh (Cricket Coach, Former Professional Cricketer, Winner of the 1987 ICC Cricket World Cup as a player for Australia, Winner of the 1999 ICC Cricket World Cup as Australia’s Head Coach)
- Mother – Michelle Marsh
- Siblings – Shaun Marsh (Older Brother) (Professional Cricketer), Melissa Marsh (Older Sister) (Former Professional Basketball Player)
- Others – Rebecca ‘Bec’ Marsh (née O’Donovan) (Sister-in-Law) (Journalist), Austin Ross Marsh (Nephew), Mabel Marsh (Niece), Ted Marsh (Nephew), Madison (Niece), Archie (Nephew), Brad Sheppard (Cousin) (Professional Australian Rules Football Player)
- 8 – Test Match, One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I)
- 10 – Western Australia (Australian Domestic Cricket), Perth Scorchers (Big Bash League)
- 20 – Pune Warriors India (Indian Premier League)
- 25 – Rising Pune Supergiants (Indian Premier League)
6 ft 4 in or 193 cm
90 kg or 198.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Mitchell has dated –
- Isabelle Platt (2014–2018)
- Greta Mack (2020–Present) – Mitchell started dating Greta Mack in 2020. The couple tied the knot in Southwest Australia in April 2023.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Australian descent.
- Toned physique
- Affable smile
- Short-cropped hair
- Often sports a light stubble
Mitchell Marsh Facts
- He had made his senior debut at the age of just 17, in February 2009, in a domestic one-day match for the Western Australia Warriors. He thus became the youngest ever player, at that time, to have been featured in an Australian domestic one-day game. A multi-skilled talent, he had also played Australian rules football for Western Australia at the 2008 AFL Under 18 Championships.
- At the 2010 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, his 201 runs in the tournament had included a match-defining knock of 53 in the quarter-final match against New Zealand and a match-winning score of 97 in a very close, low-scoring battle against Sri Lanka in the semi-final.
- When he was picked by the Pune Warriors India (then known as the Sahara Pune Warriors) in the auction for the 2011 edition of the IPL, he got an opportunity to be coached by his father, Geoff, at the franchise.
- In July 2014, playing in a match for Australia A against India A, he had produced an inning of 211 runs batting at number 7. He had also been involved in a partnership of 371 runs for the 7th wicket with Sam Whiteman. This was an Australian record for the 7th wicket partnership and the 2nd-highest 7th-wicket partnership ever recorded.
- In 2018, in the aftermath of the sandpaper gate scandal, he had been appointed as the vice-captain of the Australian test team only to be dropped from all 3 formats soon due to a series of below-par performances.
- In October 2019, he had broken his bowling hand after punching a wall while expressing disgust at his dismissal during a Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania. The injury had forced him to miss the start of Australia’s international summer season.
- In February 2022, during the IPL 2022 mega auction, he was purchased by Delhi Capitals for INR 6.5 crore (or INR 65 million).
Featured Image by Mitchell Marsh / Instagram