New Delhi. Winning the World Cup is the biggest dream of any player. It is only possible with the hard work and performance of the entire team. In the 2023 World Cup, Australia won the title by defeating the hosts India (IND vs AUS) by 6 wickets. The Kangaroos won the World Cup for the sixth time, having previously won the World Cup in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015. The Australian team that won the World Cup so far includes a father-son duo.
The interesting thing is that the son has surpassed the father in this race to become a member of the world champion team. Father Geoff Marsh was a member of the Australian team that won the World Cup in 1987, his son Mitchell Marsh is a member of the Australian team that won the World Cup in 2015 and 2023.
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Congratulations to Mitch Marsh who joins his father Geoff as World Cup winners. The first father-son combination to do so. History keeps rewriting itself. #World Cup Final 2023
— Brad Hogg (@brad_hog) November 20, 2023
All-rounder Mitchell did not perform well with the bat and the ball in the final match held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday, but his team managed to win the match by 6 wickets and become champions. Mitchell was also a member of the Australian team that won the 2015 World Cup. Not only Mitchell, his brother Shaun Marsh also played the World Cup for Australia. Both Mitchell and Shane were members of the Australian team at the 2019 World Cup, but Australia’s journey to this WC ended in the semi-finals.
Kapil Dev started getting applause, questions were raised about not being invited to the final.
Talking about Mitchell’s World Cup record, in three World Cups from 2015 to 2023, he scored 472 runs in 13 matches at an average of 39.33, including two centuries. He also managed to take seven wickets during this time. Mitchell’s brother Sean did not have much success in the 2019 World Cup despite playing two matches. In these two matches he could score only 26 runs at an average of 13. Mitchell and Sean’s father Geoff was a member of the Kangaroos team in the 1987 and 1992 World Cups and scored 579 runs in 13 matches at an average of 48.25, including two centuries.
First Published: November 20, 2023, 19:58 IST