Shaun Marsh

The evergreen Marsh has been in and out of Australia's national side for most of his career but in recent months has proven hard to leave out of the ODI setup. Can he inspire victory in what is surely his last shot at a World Cup?


Born: July 9, 1983

Role: Left-hand bat

The elder of the two Marsh brothers, Shaun Marsh and sibling Mitchell have followed in the footsteps of their father Geoff and both represented Australia at the highest level.

Shaun is a top-order batsman and has endured a stop start international career where he has promised much yet been dropped from the side on multiple occasions due to his proclivity for nicking off early in his innings. 

An impressive man-of-the-match 81 on ODI debut in 2008 and a magnificent 141 on Test debut in 2011 underlined Marsh’s talents and, after a back injury put Marsh briefly out of action, his return for the 2011-12 series against India yielded just 17 runs from six innings causing him to be dropped for poor form for the first and certainly not the last time in his career. 

A recall in 2014 was followed swiftly by another omission, a pattern that has continued multiple times up until his recent dropping in January this year – one which has perhaps signalled the end of his Test career.

Marsh has fared better in ODI cricket though where he averages 42.26 and has nearly 300 more runs in six less innings than he does in Tests.

A recent 131 against India underlined his 50-over qualities with the bat and while his Test career may be over, Marsh certainly looks as though he still has a future for Australia in ODIs.


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Glenn Maxwell

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