All About Marcus Harris And His Cricket Career

Marcus Sinclair Harris (born July 21, 1992) is an Australian cricketer representing Victoria in domestic cricket as an opening batsman. In December 2018, he made his Test cricket debut for the Australian national team. Marcus Harris, a baby-faced adolescent who swept the Sheffield Shield season in 2010-11 after scoring 157 in his third first-class match, is the youngest Australian to achieve a first-class 150. He was given repeated opportunities with the Warriors over the following few years. While he wasn’t a prodigy, he was maturing steadily while seasoning and tightening the tricky art of opening the batting.

He made his mark in the 2014/15 Sheffield Shield final when he was named Man of the Match after hitting 81 and 158 against Victoria at the Bellerive Oval. However, it failed to pique the interest of the selectors because it ended in a stalemate, allowing the opposition to win the title. Given his first-class average of 28.43 – an unflattering figure for such a talented cricketer, according to his then-coach Justin Langer, who would go on to coach him when he first received his Baggy Green in 2018 – he had to leave Western Australia for Victoria before the start of the 2016/17 Sheffield Shield season.

Marcus Harris’ choice to go to Victoria was a watershed moment in his life. After a run-streak in the first half of the Sheffield Shield season, a battered Australian team called him up to play in the home Test series against India, when he showed the maturity and resistance that a top-class Test opener should have. Harris was a comfortable part of the Australian dressing room, donning the Baggy Green with dignity amid tough times for Australian cricket. He was now coached by Justin Langer, his ex-coach in Shield cricket.

Personal Information of Marcus Harris

Full NameMarcus Sinclair Harris
Home TownPerth, Western Australia
NationalityAustralian
ProfessionCricketer
Bating StyleLeft Handed Bat  
Bowling StyleRight-arm Off spin
ReligionChristianity
HobbiesListening to Music, Travelling
Marital StatusUnmarried                    
DebutDecember 6, 2018, against India, at Adelaide, Australia
Favourite ShotFlick Shot
HeightIn centimeters- 173 cm
WeightKilograms (75) Kg
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Body Measurement Chest: 38 Inches Waist: 32 Inches Biceps: 14 Inches

Background of Marcus Harris

He became the youngest Australian batsman to hit 150 in FC cricket at the age of 18 in his third match, breaking the record of previous famous batsman Clem Hill. He stayed with the same squad until 2016 when he moved to Victoria. Before quitting his first-ever domestic cricket squad, he had already made his List A debut. He is still playing for Victoria in the Sheffield Shield, which has garnered him praise from coaches like Justin Langer.

Marcus Harris Career in All Format

Domestic Career of Marcus Harris

Marcus Harris, a tiny opening batsman, broke into the Australian domestic scene in 2010-11, scoring 157 in his third first-class match, making him the youngest Australian to hit a first-class 150 at 18. Harris, a semi-regular for Western Australia over the following several years, was Man of the Match in the 2014-15 Sheffield Shield final when he scored 81 and 158 against Victoria in Hobart. Still, it was in vain for WA as the match ended in a tie, giving Victoria the trophy.

In a 2-1 loss against a world-class India assault, Harris demonstrated he could manage Test match pressure by hitting two half-centuries as Australia’s most consistent performer. However, he failed to score against Sri Lanka, leaving his position susceptible to David Warner’s approaching comeback. However, he concluded the Shield season on a high note, scoring 141 in the final against NSW to lead Victoria to victory and bring his season total to 1188 runs at 69.88. He received a contract with Cricket Australia after being selected for Australia A tour to England ahead of the 2019 Ashes.

Test Career of Marcus Harris

Harris had a terrible season in 2015–16. He had mixed performances in the Sheffield Shield, hitting a century but only 274 runs at an average of 27.40, while his BBL form was dreadful, with only 69 runs from six innings. Coach Justin Langer claimed his efforts for the Western Australian teams were “mediocre with glimpses of brilliance.” Harris was not even selected for Western Australia’s team in Australia’s national List A tournament, the Matador BBQs One-Day Cup. Instead, he was chosen for the young Cricket Australia XI. Harris left Western Australia at the end of the season to play for Victoria. 

On December 6, 2018, Harris made his Test debut, opening the batting with his Victorian teammate Aaron Finch, making them the least experienced opening batting duo for Australia since the 1950s. Michael Hussey handed him his baggy green cap. Harris appeared in all four matches of the series against India but could not establish himself as a regular. In the 2–1 series loss, he made 256 runs at an average of 36.57, including two half-centuries, and he was Australia’s most consistent batsman, although he failed to make a century in any of the matches. Harris subsequently underperformed in the next series against Sri Lanka, putting his position in the Test team jeopardy for the 2019 Ashes series.

Achievements of Marcus Harris

In the 2010/11 season, Harris made his First-Class debut for Western Australia. He became the youngest Australian batsman to hit 150 in FC cricket at the age of 18 in his third match, breaking the record of previous famous batsman Clem Hill. He stayed with the same squad until 2016 when he moved to Victoria.

Net Worth of Marcus Harris

As of 2022, Marcus Harris has a net worth of $1.5 million.

Social Media Handles of Marcus Harris

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FAQs

Q.1: What is the age of Marcus Harris?

Ans: 29 years.

Q.2: What is the height of Marcus Harris?

Ans: 173 CM.

Q.3: Where is Marcus Harris from?

Ans: Perth, Australia.