Mitch Marsh in staggering $800,000 development amid remarkable career resurgence

The Aussie all-rounder has enjoyed a stunning turnaround over the last 12 months.

Mitch Marsh.
Mitch Marsh is set for a massive pay rise worth $500,000 to $800,000. Image: Getty

Mitch Marsh is reportedly on the cusp of a monster pay rise when Cricket Australia announces its new contracts for the upcoming season. The all-rounder has enjoyed an incredible career resurgence in the last 12 months, after at one stage admitting "most of Australia probably hates me".

The West Australian didn't live up to the hype when he first started out in international cricket, but returned to the Australian fold with a bang in 2023. He usurped Cameron Green in the Test squad during the Ashes, making a brilliant century to cement his spot.

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He then helped Australia win the ODI World Cup and is one of the first players picked for the national team in all three formats. In two Test matches against Pakistan this summer he has made 90, 63 not out, 41 and 96.

After being booed at the MCG early in his career, he was widely applauded in the Boxing Day Test. And the stunning turnaround is set to see Marsh cash in with a new contract from Cricket Australia.

According to News Corp he will receive a pay rise of between $500,000 and $800,000 when the new contract list is unveiled by the governing body. The contracts and their monetary values are determined by rankings in Test, ODI and T20I cricket, with Marsh ranked highly in all formats after his breakout year.

Mitch Marsh, pictured here in the Boxing Day Test at the MCG.
Mitch Marsh in action against Pakistan in the Boxing Day Test at the MCG. (Photo by Morgan Hancock - CA/Cricket Australia via Getty Images) (Cricket Australia via Getty Imag)

Support of family has helped Mitch Marsh's turnaround

Speaking during the first Test against Pakistan in Perth, Marsh's brother Shaun said his resurgence was largely due to the support of his family. "He's got a beautiful wife in Greta who's been amazing for him, as has her family," Shaun said. "They've got a farm down in Gracetown (in WA's Margaret River region) that he gets to a fair bit, and I think it's just a really nice way to get away from cricket.

"So I think he's got a real nice balance with that and his family, and he just seems really happy. Family is such a big part of Mitch's life. He knew we were all here yesterday, the grandparents and all his close mates and family.

"To make sure he could see us up here, it was a special moment for us to be able to come to a Perth Test match. The way he's playing at the moment everyone is just really proud of him and I hope it continues for him."

Mitch Marsh, pictured here with brother Shaun, father Geoff and wife Greta.
Mitch Marsh with brother Shaun, father Geoff and wife Greta. Image: Getty

Shaun was once again in attendance at the MCG, as was Mitch's wife Greta and father Geoff. Mitch's knock of 96 continued a brutal family curse at the iconic ground, with Shaun famously run out for 99 in a Boxing Day Test against India. Father Geoff's highest score at the ground was 86.

"I guess there is a lot of history at this ground with the Boxing Day Test and a bloody big honours board I was close to getting on, but it wasn’t meant to be," Marsh said. “Shaun has technically still got me, so I guess there is a little bit of history there for us. But hopefully, I get one more crack at it.

"I think it just comes back to being true to myself (and) being really clear on my role within this team and knowing that how I play my best. I guess getting on the counter-attack and being positive in that situation … it can almost put more pressure on you when there’s a couple of guys building a partnership. It was just about getting myself in and then playing the way I have for the last like six months.”

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