Shaun Marsh

Shaun Marsh is an Australian former cricketer who used to play for Australian Cricket Team. Shaun Marsh started his career by representing Western Australian Cricket Team and than he got a call from Australian National cricket team and played for Australia in all the formats of Cricket. Shaun Marsh has a brother who is also a cricketer and also plays for Australia and his brother is MitchellShaun Marsh Marsh. Mitchell is the younger brother of Shaun. On 10th of March 2023 Shaun Marsh has announced his retirement from first class cricket but he will continues to play the league games like BBL.

Personal Life

Shaun Marsh was born in 9 July 1983 he is the son of Geoff Marsh and elder brother of Mitchell Marsh both of whom who had played for their country Australia. Shaun is married to a journalist of Channel 7 named Rebecca O’Donovan with whom Shaun have three children. Internet Personality Ross O’Donovan is the brother of Rebecca O’Donovan and brother in law of Shaun Marsh. Shaun Marsh was short-sighted confirmed after he had an eye test in 2017. He was batting and fielding with this short-sightness from a long period of time. After the eyes test Marsh used to wear contact lenses.

Shaun Marsh Celebration Story 

In 2007, Marsh was banned from two matches by WACA for drinking alcohol with his teammate Luke Pomersbach . Also in October 2012, during twenty twenty tournament in South Africa Shaun was again banned from match with his brother Mitchell after partying a night on Mitchell’s 21st birthday.

Studies

Shaun Marsh  did his graduation from Wesley College in Perth with his Younger brother Mitchell Marsh too. They did very well performace in college cricket. Shaun in 1998 has a record of highest average of 210 which was broken after 10 years. The record was set Public Schools Association’s Darlot Cup Cricket Tournament.

Career:

Junior Career

Shaun Started his career by representing Western Australia Cricket team in under 17 and under 19 level. Then he represented Australia under 19 team in 1900-2000 and 2001-2002 world cup. He was the second highest run scorer for Australia in the world cup 1999-2000 which was held in Sri Lanka. He was the top 4th run scorer of the tournament in 2001-2002 which was won by Australia and held in New Zealand. Australian captain Cameron White was the top run scorer of that tournament. Marsh also made his debut in first class cricket in 2000-01, played against South Australia at the WACA Ground in March 2001. His role was middle order batsman there and also played the final games of that season.

Domestic Career

Shaun Marsh was elected to play for Western Australia against the English XI in two day practice match before the 2002-2003 Ashes. Marsh made 92 scores in that match and was top run scorer against an English bowling attack which consists Mathew Hoggard, Stephen Harmison, Andy Caddick and Ashley Giles. After then in November 2002 he made his List A debut for Warriors in ING Cup match against South Australian Redbacks. He was selected in Australia-A side for mid year tournament in Cairns in the month of July 2006. The 2006-2007 season was a little poor for him. Then he got his form back in first class cricket. In first class cricket he made his top score of 166 not out. In the year 2007-2008 Ford Ranger Cup 50 over format Marsh made his first century and was also top run scorer for Warriors. After the 2007-08 season when Justin Langer announced his retirement, Marsh made a decision to switch his batting position to top order to become an opening batsman like his father Geoff Marsh. He was named the Lawrie Sawle Medalist because he was the best player in Western Australian state cricket team in the season 2007-08. Marsh was excellent in Twenty20 format. In the year 2012 in Big Bash League, he scored two half centuries in 9 matches , and he was also top run scorer of that tournament and because of this contribution Scorchers reached the final. He plays with this form in Western Australian State Team also. He scored 155 not out in one day game against Queensland and made 84 in the second innings. 

International Career

After performing well in 2007-08 season Shaun Marsh got selected and contracted by Cricket Australia Contract and got selected for Australian tour of West Indies. He made his debut in June 2008 in a Twenty 20 game against West Indies. Marsh made 29 runs in 22 balls in his first game including two sixes and a four. After few days he made his odi debut and score 81 runs in 87 balls and also win the man of the match award in that match. At that time Australia’s longest serving odi opening batsman Adam Gilchrist and Mathew Hayden retirement, Marsh was the perfect choice for the opening batsman position. When South Africa is in the tour of Australia, Marsh did excellent performance in the first two ODI matches, he was to scorer in both the matches and in the second he won the man of the match award. He scored his first century in an ODI against India in November 5, 2009. Shaun was also in the test squad for Australia tour of India in 2008, but was not given any chance in the series. Marsh got his chance for test match in 2011 for Australian tour of Sri Lanka . Shaun Marsh made his maiden Test century on his debut against Sri Lanka on 8th of September 2011. He is the 19th Australian to scores Test Debut century. In 2012 India tour of Australia he performs very poorly and scored only 17 runs withs an average of 2.67 including three ducks. After this poor performance he was dropped from the Australian Test Team.

Shaun Marsh did not return to Test team until 2014. He comes in the place of Shane Watson. In the first test of Australia tour of South Africa he scored 148 runs in his first innings but was dropped from the second test. After that he was recalled in December 2014 against India and there he score 254 runs in three Tests with an average of 42.33. In the year 2018 he was considered as first choice of opening batsman in the final Test of Australia tour of Sri Lanka. Australian batsmen had struggle throughout the series in all three tests in which Australia lost with 3-0 but, Shaun Marsh did incredible performance by scoring a century 130 run in his return innings. In April 2018, he was awarded a national contract by Cricket Australia for 2018-19 season.

Marsh got selected for 2019 Cricket World Cup. But after Australia final stage group match, Marsh was ruled out of the tournament because he got fracture in his forearm. Peter Handscomb was his new replacement.

IPL Carrier

In 2008 the year in which Indian Premier League started Marsh was in the auction of IPL and bought by Kings XI Punjab, where he opened the batting for Kings XI Punjab. He scored most runs in IPL 2008 and won orange cap for scoring the most runs throughout the IPL season. Shaun made a century in the IPL final against Rajasthan Royals. Shaun Marsh played for Kings XI Punjab since the start of IPL and became one of the most vital players for the team.

Conclusion

Former Australian player Shaun Marsh was a great batsman but now he is retired from international cricket at the age of 39. In this article you have read all his career stats other information if you like this information than like the post and share it. This information is collected from  Wikipedia

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FAQ
The Marsh cricketers Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Marsh are brothers and sons of the Geoff Marsh. Shaun Marsh is elder brother and Mitchell brother.

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