Born as Shaun Edward Marsh, he is one of the Australian cricketers best known for playing for the Western Warriors (domestic Australian cricket team). He has represented his national team in various cricket categories games like Test, One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 levels. The Australian player plays as an opening left-handed batsman and is also champ as the spin bowler. He has been nicknamed as Son of Swampy, in short SOS. According to Shaun Marsh wiki, he was born on 9 July 1983, which makes his age be 35 years old now. Let’s explore in detail about Shaun Marsh biography below:
Early Life and Education
Marsh was born in 1983 in Narrogin, Western Australia, Australia. He is mostly influenced by his father Geoff Marsh (born on December 31, 1958) who is a former Australian cricketer who played internationally from 1985 to 1992. Shaun has a younger brother named Mitchell Marsh (born on 20 October 1991). Both the brothers attended Wesley College in Perth and amazed their mates and teachers with their brilliant excellence in Cricket. He made the record of the highest average of 210 runs during the Public Schools Association’s Darlot Cup cricket tournament which was later broken in 2008 after a decade.
Career and Professional Life
Shaun used to represent his School for various competition and tournament which can be recognized as the beginning of his professional sports career. Shaun made his senior debut by contributing to the state team and was considered the youngest cricketer to participate the Australian domestic one-day tournament while he was just 17 years old.
He grabbed an opportunity to represent Australia at ICC Under-19 World Cups during 1999–2000 and 2001–2002. He became the highest run scorer for Australia during 1999–2000’s ICC Under-19 World Cup held in Sri-Lanka. He scored the fourth most runs for the 2001-2002’s ICC Under-19 World Cup in which Australian won the tournament.
Career in Indian Premier League (IPL)
Shaun Marsh debuts his Indian Premier League (IPL) career in 2008 where he played for Kings XI Punjab as an opening batsman. He scored the most runs during the league stage which includes a century that Shaun made against the team Rajasthan Royals. He has been considered as one of the crucial players for Kings XI Punjab since the beginning of IPL.
Maximum International Scores
Shaun has made six centuries till date on Test matches which includes against England (126 and 156) Sri Lanka (130 and 141 runs), South Africa (148 runs) and West Indies (182). Talking about his One Day International (ODI) matches, Shaun has scored a maximum of 151 runs against Scotland on 3 September 2013. He scored 112 runs against India in its home ground at Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium on 5 November 2009. Till date, he has received four international ODI Man of the Match awards against West Indies, Bangladesh, South Africa and England.
Shaun is a married athlete who tied his knot in 2005 and his wife name is Rebecca O’Donovan.
Who is Shaun Marsh’s wife, Rebecca O’Donovan?
Rebecca O’Donovan is a prominent Australian journalist who is well-recognized for participating Miss Universe beauty contest. Apart from her journalism career, she is also an entrepreneur.
Shaun Marsh and his wife Rebecca O’Donovan married on April 2nd, 2015. As of now, they have already become parents to a son. Shaun is lucky to have such a supportive family who often goes watching him playing in the stadium.
According to some online sources, Australian cricketer Shau proposed Rebecca while he took her for a romantic dinner in November of 2013. They stayed in the relationship for more than a year before getting married. Rebecca is happy to be the part of the sports-oriented family where Shaun’s brother, father and even his sister are renowned athletes.
Moving to his body measurements, Shaun height is 6 feet and 1 inch whereas he has maintained his weight to 80kg (176lbs). His chest measure 42 inches whereas Shaun’s waist measure 34 inches. Similarly, the athlete’s has an incredible biceps of 14 inches.
Salary and Net worth
Marsh belongs to the Australian national team who has a rigid central contract system. The Contract might be renewed and is always announced in March of every year. As per some wiki sites, the Australian cricketer Shaun Marsh’s net worth is estimated to be 4 million USD which is not confirmed.
Jaw-dropping Shaun Marsh’s salary
As per the Cricket Australia Central Contracts (2016-2017), Shaun Marsh is paid the salary as retention fee which amounts Australian dollar 900,000. Further, he is paid AU$14,000 per test matches that he plays. He is offered with $7,000 and $5,000 per ODI and T20 match respectively. Apart from the above-mentioned salary, Shaun Marsh also generates income as the bonuses for his performances. His per match fee can get double when Marsh scored a century.
Wiki and Facts
Wikipedia and some other popular wiki sites have presented Shaun Marsh’s biography on their web pages. Join the Australian cricketer in Instagram @shaunmarsh9 where he has amassed more than 114k followers now. He has a massive follower on Twitter @shaunmarsh where he has garnered more than 231k followers.