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OTD | Former Australian cricketer Shaun Marsh was born in 1983

Former Australian cricket player Shaun Marsh was born on July 9, 1983, in Narrogin, Western Australia. Cricket is in Shaun Marsh’s blood as is his younger brother Mitchell Marsh, who also plays for the Australian team. His father, former Australian opener Geoff Marsh, was also a cricketer. 

Having been exposed to cricket by his father at a very young age, Marsh has always been immersed in the scene, enjoying the luxury of an international grounding and a backyard net. Shaun sprang to prominence as one of the nation’s best-run producers as a result of this early drive.

Young Start of Career:

OTD | Former Australian cricketer Shaun Marsh was born in 1983
Young Start of Career

He was a member of the Western Australian Under-17 team and was selected for the team in 1999 and 2001 as a result of his hard work. In 1999, he scored the second-most runs for Australia, behind only Shane Watson.

Debut of Australia:

OTD | Former Australian cricketer Shaun Marsh was born in 1983
Debut of Australia

On June 20, 2008, Marsh made his Twenty20 international debut for Australia against the West Indies. His ODI debut occurred four days later against the same opponents, and he opened his international career with an 81-run knock, helping the Australians set a high target and win the match. Because of his efforts, he was chosen as the Player of the Match.

Since then, Marsh has been in and out of the Australian national squad regularly, owing to a surprising decline in form, and injuries, and then redeeming himself with some outstanding performances.

IPL:

OTD | Former Australian cricketer Shaun Marsh was born in 1983
IPL

Shaun Marsh rose to prominence in the Indian Premier League’s debut season in 2008, playing for Kings XI Punjab. He finished the tournament with the most runs, including a century in the last group match against Rajasthan. He accomplished this achievement despite missing the first four games.

Retirement:

OTD | Former Australian cricketer Shaun Marsh was born in 1983
Retirement

Marsh played his final game on January 13, when he scored a game-winning 64 to assist the Renegades defeat the Stars in the Melbourne Derby at Docklands Stadium. It also happened to be Aaron Finch’s final T20 match after announcing his retirement earlier this year. In 215 T20 appearances, Marsh has scored 7050 runs at an average of 37.90. Marsh played 38 Tests, 73 ODIs, and 15 T20Is for Australia, scoring 57 half-centuries and two centuries throughout a career marked by highs and lows. He was part of the 2019 World Cup team. 

 

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