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Mitchell Marsh

25-Year-Old All Rounder     Australia


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Birthdate:  October 20, 1991    Birthplace:  Perth, Australia    Nationality:  Australia    Height:  6' 4"    Weight:  207 lbs    

September 16, 2017    Mitchell Marsh News

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Marsh (shoulder) was named Western Australia's captain as a specialist batsman for the first part of the domestic season, ESPN Cric Info reports.

The talented batsman is a solid allrounder, but reconstructive shoulder surgery in March has put his bowling plans on pause as he looks for a recall to the Australia Test squad as a batsman first and foremost. The 25-year-old makes for a sound choice as captain and potentially a look to his international future as he already has 21 Test caps and is one of the most promising young Australians.

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Marsh (shoulder) wasn't chosen for Australia's Champions Trophy squad, Andrew Faulkner of The Australian reports.

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After undergoing shoulder surgery on March 13, Marsh was iffy to make an appearance for Rising Pune Supergiant during the current IPL campaign. His omission from the Aussies' ODI squad was chalked up to an inability to "be considered," indicating that his recovery will extend into June and beyond.
Marsh underwent shoulder surgery on Monday and is likely out for the IPL and potentially much longer, ESPN Cric Info reports.

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Marsh injured his shoulder during Australia's second Test against India at Bengaluru and faces a layoff of up to nine months. Marsh was set to rejoin the Rising Pune Supergiant, whom he played for last season, but was forced to leave the squad midway through the tournament last year as well due to a side strain.
Marsh scored 75 runs from 159 balls on day 2 of Australia's tour match against India A, on Saturday.

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Marsh's 17th first class half-century may have bolstered his chances for a Test recall especially since his biggest competitor for the spot, Glenn Maxwell, could only manage 16 not-out before Australia declared at 469/7. The 25-year-old all rounder hit 11 fours and one six in his 200 minute innings. The younger of the Marsh brothers was dropped from Australia's Test side after they lost their home Test series to South Africa 2-1 late last year.
Marsh has been ruled out of the rest of Australia's ODI series against Pakistan.

Fantasy Analysis

Australia's six wicket loss to Pakistan added insult to Marsh's ongoing shoulder injury. "He's got an ongoing issue with his shoulder and we're giving him some time off to get that right," Smith said. The allrounder was elevated to the four spot in the second ODI against Pakistan and dismissed for a golden duck during Australia's lackluster batting performance, the hosts only managed 220 before being bowled out.
Marsh had a mixed bag of a game, hitting 70 runs but conceding 32 runs from his two overs as the Heat demolished the Scorchers on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Batting first, the allrounder top scored for his side and hit three sixes and five fours on the way to his score of 70 from 41 balls. Marsh combined with his brother Shaun Marsh to put on 38 runs, but Mitchell Marsh would stay there until the 19th over to be dismissed caught and bowled by Mark Steketee. Marsh couldn't back up his batting performance with the ball however, as he was dispatched by Chris Lynn and Brendon McCullum for 32 runs from the two overs that he bowled.
Marsh scored 44 runs off 27 balls against Thunder, on Sunday.

Fantasy Analysis

Marsh hit three sixes on his way to 44 not-out and took Scorchers to an ultimately match-winning total of 177. So far in this year's BBL the 25-year-old allrounder has scored 140 runs in just four matches at an average of 70.00, he finds himself the fourth-highest run scorer so far, just below teammate Ian Bell and just above teammate Mathew Klinger with 149 and 129 respectively. Scorchers currently top the BBL points table.
Marsh belted 31 runs from 19 balls in Scorchers' 48 run victory against Strikers.

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Marsh is missing out on the Boxing Day Test but turned in a valuable effort to drive Scorchers to their match-winning total of 197 runs. The allrounder's 19-ball 31 included two fours and two sixes, one of which was hit so hard it blew through Strikers' allrounder Kieron Pollard's hands at long-on on its way over the rope.
Marsh totaled 76 off 40 not out in Tuesday's victory over New Zealand in the second ODI of the series.

Fantasy Analysis

After some up-and-down performances against South Africa, Marsh was electric in the crease on Tuesday. Spending less than an hour at bat, he picked up a whopping seven maximums and two boundaries on 40 balls for his ninth ODI half-century. A supremely talented limited-overs batsman, he's also a decent holding bowler though he was a bit expensive with his three overs, conceding 26 runs, but his work at bat certainly helped the cause. The 25-year-old will look to keep up his strong form in the crease in the third and final ODI of the series on Friday.
Marsh is in danger of being dropped ahead of the South Africa Test in Hobart.

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The Australian allrounder turned in an underwhelming performance in the first Test of the series in Perth last week, hitting just 26 runs in the second innings after going out for a duck in the first. His two wickets came during South Africa's catastrophic batting collapse in the first innings, but he found no such dividends in the second. Australian captain Steve Smith confirmed on Friday morning in Hobart that his side was considering bringing six “genuine batsmen” to Bellerive Oval to try and shore up what has been a woeful batting performance from the hosts. South Australian Callum Ferguson is in contention for Marsh's spot, but a decision rests heavily on the weather and won't be announced until the coin toss tomorrow.
Marsh swatted 50 off 72 and snagged one for 22 off five overs in Sunday's ODI defeat to South Africa.

Fantasy Analysis

The highly-rated allrounder has been as disappointing as the rest of his squad, but helped bolster his squad with both the bat and the ball on Sunday. The half-century was his first of the series, having scored just 52 runs across the first three matches combined. With the ball, he's been better, having taken four wickets in the last three matches of the series, but will need to perform better if he is to salvage anything from this series in the final match on Wednesday.
Marsh bowled one for 61 and hit two from eight in Wednesday's ODI loss to South Africa.

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Marsh did little to justify his selection in the third ODI at Durban, notching just two runs in the first innings before an ill-consider hit on a short delivery from Dale Steyn led to a diving midwicket catch by David Miller. He was marginally more productive in the second innings, claiming the wicket of Dwaine Pretorius while allowing 61 runs in 10 overs.
Marsh scored 32 from 45 and went three for 32 off 10 overs in Australia's 58-run victory over the West Indies in Sunday's ODI Tri-Series final.

Fantasy Analysis

Obsessive-compulsive cricket fans will be overjoyed by the neat symmetry of Marsh's ODI performance against the West Indies, which saw him both score and concede 32 runs. His three wickets tipped the balance decisively in his favour, however, just as he did for his Australian side Sunday. The 24-year-old claimed the key wickets of Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels and Johnson Charles between the 17th and 21st overs, putting the West Indies at a disadvantage from which they never recovered. Marsh's economy rate of 3.20 made this one of his strongest performances with the ball, easily earning him man of the match honors.
Marsh generated 79 off 85 not out during Tuesday's win against the West Indies in the Tri-Nation Series.

Fantasy Analysis

Marsh's medium pace has been used on a part-time basis throughout this tournament, as he previously bowled 24 combined overs in Australia's four complete matches. Captain Steve Smith followed suit Tuesday, but Marlon Samuels took kindly to Marsh in his only lengthy spell, hitting five fours in the span of seven deliveries at one point. After finishing with figures of 5-0-36-0, Marsh likely took solace in the fact that he recorded the catch of Samuels on the final ball of the first innings. Marsh later repaid Smith, backing up his insertion at No. 5 with a two-hour stint in the crease. The initial swings didn't indicate such a stay, as Marsh posted one from his first nine balls, but a four off Kieron Pollard in the 22nd officially opened the door. Moving onward with Smith, the pair cobbled together a 122-run stand before the skipper was run out in the 42nd. At this stage, Australia required 62 from the final 50 balls, but Marsh and Glenn Maxwell (46 off 26) clinched a spot for their side in the triangular series final with two balls to spare.
Marsh has been ruled out of IPL9 as a result of a strained side, ESPN Cric Info reports. "Mitchell experienced some pain over his left abdominal area while batting at a training session with his team Pune in the IPL a few days ago," Cricket Australia sports science and sports medicine manager Alex Kountouris said. "He missed his team's next game and the pain has not resolved. He had scans in India that suggest he has a side strain injury and will now return home for further assessment and treatment ahead of the tour of the West Indies. Once we have a better understanding of the extent of the injury we will be able to advise on his return-to-play timeframes."

Fantasy Analysis

Part of the playing XI only three times in the Supergiants' first seven games, Marsh recorded a pair of two-wicket hauls, with the four dropping every 13.5 balls with a 5.00 economy rate. He's now the third of the squad's international players to drop out due to injury. However, he'll focus on achieving optimal health in advance of Australia's first match of the Tri-Nation Series on June 5.
Marsh took two for 14 off four overs during Tuesday's win versus the Sunrisers.

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Marsh was among a bowling unit that prodded Hyderabad's batsmen from the outset, and Ashok Dinda set the tone with the almost immediate scalp of David Warner. With the big basher out of the picture, Marsh swung the ball left and right, totaling 15 dot balls and yielding only one boundary (a four). The pair of dots that signaled departures were both edged to keeper MS Dhoni, though the latter required an outright dive to send off Moises Henriques. After his third innings of IPL9, Marsh has captured his four wickets every 13.5 balls with a 5.00 economy rate.
Marsh capped off a great allround performance, finishing with figures of one for eight from three overs in the Second Ashes Test at Lords on Sunday.

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Marsh took one wicket on the final day as Australia bowled out the English in the second innings. This followed up his first innings performance of two for 23 from eight overs in which he took the important wickets of Alistair Cook and Ben Stokes after they rescued the English first innings. Marsh's performance with the bat was also significant, as he struck 27 off 19 while hitting one four and two sixes at a strike rate of 142.10. He looks to have cemented his spot in the Australia team for the rest of this series.
Marsh had a rather disappointing World Cup campaign after a very promising start. His match against England to kick off the tournament was exceptional, taking career best figures of five for 33 and making a handy 23. However, his form tailed off badly in the two remaining matches he played, making just a further eight runs and not capturing another wicket.

Fantasy Analysis

Marsh was a surprise inclusion in the Australian team at the expense of Shane Watson in Perth against Afghanistan but failed to grab his opportunity, making eight and taking none for 25. The 23-year-old is still finding his way in international cricket, as he made his test debut against Pakistan in 2014 and only has 17 ODI matches to his name so far. He has been selected in the Australian Test touring squad for the northern summer trips to the West Indies and England.
Marsh smashed 23 off 20, including three boundaries, before taking five wickets for 33 in nine overs against England on Saturday in Australia's opening match of the World Cup.

Fantasy Analysis

Marsh knocked over five of England's top seven batsmen, crippling their run chase to leave it at 6/92. He bowled economically Saturday,­­ conceding just 3.66 runs per over while bowling 33 dot balls. In 2014-15, Marsh has turned himself into an explosive lower order hitter, averaging 36.40 with the bat at a strike rate of 89.21.
Marsh batted at No. 6 in the Tri-Series Final versus England on Sunday, making 60 before being run out going for quick runs in an innings-saving partnership with Glenn Maxwell. Although he didn't take a wicket, Marsh's seven overs were very economical, going for just 18 runs.

Fantasy Analysis

Marsh is the new order all rounder: a tall, strong, young man who can hit the boundary and clear the fence with ease. Another Australian whose body can let him down, he is both a damaging batsman and a more than handy fast/medium bowler, if he stays injury-free.