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Shaun Marsh first gained notoriety when he peeled off a flawless 119 in a Sheffield Shield clash against a star-studded NSW side in 2003. Blues captain and then Test skipper Steve Waugh labelled Marsh’s performance “the best innings I have ever seen from a 19-year-old” and it seemed only a matter of time before Marsh would join his father Geoff as a Test player. But the stylish left-hander didn’t truly come to international prominence until five years later, when he topped the run-scorers list in the inaugural Indian Premier League in 2008. His IPL exploits came on the back of a golden summer for Western Australia and he made an instant impression in ODI cricket as well, posting 81 on debut. Several injury setbacks and a first-class record that belied his immense ability meant Marsh had to wait until 2011 to make his Test debut, and he marked the occasion with a brilliant century in Sri Lanka. Another injury and a horror home series against India – which yielded just 17 runs in four Tests – saw Marsh banished to state cricket and his international career was at a crossroads. He earned a shock recall to the Test side for...
Was the 14th Australian batsman to score a century in his Test debut when he compiled 141 in his maiden innings against Sri Lanka in Pallekele in 2011.
Test Debut date : 08/09/2011
ODI Debut date : 24/06/2008
T20 Debut date : 20/06/2008
Age : 35 years 15 days
Role : Batter
Height : 186
Batting Style : Left Hand
Bowling Style : Left Arm Orthodox
Team Played For : N/A