Mitchell Marsh Earns Baggy Green Cap, Continues Father's Legacy

Mitchell Marsh became the 438th player to represent Australia in Tests. Father Geoff Marsh is now only the third Test cricketer to have his two sons play cricket at the highest level.

updated: October 22, 2014 20:51 IST
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Mitchell Marsh in action on his Test debut vs Pakistan in Dubai.


Mitchell Marsh followed in the footsteps of his father Geoff and brother Shaun when he made his Test debut against Pakistan on Wednesday in Dubai. Geoff now joins Walter Hadlee of New Zealand and India's Lala Amarnath as the only Test players to have two sons play in the same format.

Mitchell was excited ahead of the game against Pakistan and could not hide his anticipation of how much it would mean to wear the Baggy Green cap.

"Like every cricketer says I guess, it would be a dream come true," Marsh said in an interview to "Something that every young cricketer aspires to do is play cricket for Australia, especially Test cricket, and it's something I'd be very excited about if I get the opportunity." Older sibling - Shaun - had made his debut against Sri Lanka in Pallekele in 2011. Father Geoff had played 50 Tests between 1985 and 1992 scoring 2854 runs. He had presented Shaun with his Test cap in Sri Lanka after Ricky Ponting had to fly home for the birth of his second daughter. On Wednesday, Geoff got a chance to hand the Test cap to Mitchell as well.

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