Shaun Marsh hangs up his boots from first-class and ODI cricket

Brett lee umran Malik

Senior Australia opener, Shaun Marsh has hung up his boots from first-class cricket and from international ODI cricket.

The 39-year-old has been a very prolific run-scorer for Australia and even for his state side, Western Australia.

Additionally, Shaun has now given almost 22 years to Western Australia where he made his debut at the age of 17 in 2001.

Just last year, Marsh won the Sheffield Shield competition for his side where he skippered the side after the absence of his brother, Mitchell Marsh.

Moreover, he has played 177 List-A matches for Western Australia where he has scored 7158 runs with an average of 44.45.

Also, Marsh is a legend in domestic cricket, winning multiple trophies for his state side.

Coming to his international career, then Marsh has played 38 Tests for Australia where he has scored 2265 runs with an average of 34.31.

Moreover, he made his debut in the format against Sri Lanka on 8th September 2011 and played his last Test against India at home in 2019.

Furthermore, Marsh is on an elite list of batters who have scored a century on their Test debut.

In his white-ball career, Marsh has played 73 ODI games for Australia and has scored 2773 runs with an average of 40.77.

This also includes 7 tons and 15 fifties for Australia meanwhile.

Marsh’s domestic cricket journey for Western Australia

Moreover, Marsh has now also finished as his state’s overall all-time, all-format leading run-scorer.

He is also just a few runs ahead of his Western Australia coach, Justin Langer.

While Langer has 12,780 runs in domestic cricket, Marsh has 12,811 runs and is at the top of the charts.

On the other hand, in the recent season Sheffield Shield season, Marsh could play only a single game.

This was because he incurred an injury that has now been a part and parcel of his life.

Moreover, he was ruled out of the 2019 ODI World Cup owing to a fractured arm.

Now, Shaun doesn’t have to worry about an ODI World Cup like his brother, Mitchell.

But, he will forever be remembered as a great player in the domestic format for Western Australia.

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