New Delhi. Winning the World Cup is the biggest dream of any player’s life. This is possible only with the hard work and performance of the entire team. In the World Cup 2023, Australia team has achieved the honor of becoming champion by defeating host India (IND vs AUS) by 6 wickets. Kangaroo team has become the world champion for the sixth time, before this the team has also become champion in the World Cup of 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015. The father-son duo is also included in the Australian team that has won the World Cup so far.
The interesting thing is that in this race to become a member of the world champion team, the son has outweighed the father. While father Geoff Marsh was a member of the Australian team that became champion in the World Cup in 1987, his son Mitchell Marsh is a member of the World Cup-winning Australian team of 2015 and 2023.
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All-rounder Mitchell was not able to perform well with bat and ball in the final match held at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday, but his team was successful in becoming the champion by winning the match by 6 wickets. Mitchell had earlier also been a member of the Australia team that became champion in the World Cup 2015. Not only Mitchell, his brother Shaun Marsh has also played for Australia in the World Cup. Both Mitchell and Shane were members of the Australian team in the World Cup 2019, but Australia’s journey in this WC ended in the semi-finals itself.
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 has scored 472 runs in 13 matches at an average of 39.33, which includes two centuries. During this period he has also been successful in taking seven wickets. Mitchell’s brother Shaan played two matches in the 2019 World Cup but did not get much success. In these two matches, he could score only 26 runs at an average of 13. Mitchell and Shaun’s father Geoff was a member of the Kangaroo team in the 1987 and 1992 World Cups and scored 579 runs in 13 matches at an average of 48.25, which included two centuries.