IPL History: Sean Marsh of Australia holds this record for last 12 years

The left-handed batsman of IPL 2008 Orange Cap winner Shaun Marsh holds a unique record in IPL history that has been held for the last 12 years.

  • Shaun Marsh is Orange Cap winner in IPL-1
  • Marsh’s bat got the most 616 runs
  • Marsh also scored a century in the first IPL season

12 years ago in the present time, the organization of IPL, the biggest league of T20 cricket started. In the cricket world, a new platform was being prepared. The first season of IPL saw many historical matches and records. But simply put, season 1 of the IPL was specifically named after Australian left-handed batsman Shaun Marsh. Shaun Marsh did such a unique feat in the IPL of 2008, which is still immortal in the current 12-year history of IPL, no player has broken that record of Marsh. Let’s know about Sean Marsh’s unbreakable record.

Sean Marsh, the only uncapped player to win an Orange Cap

Actually, in IPL-1, Kangaroo player Shaun Marsh became the Orange Cap winner. Shaun Marsh scored 616 runs in this debut IPL season, playing for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). Marsh’s runs were scored during just 11 matches. With this, Marsh had the highest batting average of 68.44 this season. So there were 1 century and 5 half-century innings at the strike rate of 139.68 with the bat of Shaun Marsh.

Now Sean Marsh’s winning the Orange Cap is special and historic because Marsh is the only uncapped batsman in IPL history to win an Orange Cap. That is, before the IPL of 2008, Shaun Marsh did not start playing cricket for Australia’s national team. This is the unique record of Marsh that is still standing in the IPL. After Shaun Marsh, no uncapped batsman has won Orange Cap in these 12 years of IPL. Only after the success of the IPL, Shaun Marsh got a place in the Kangaroo team.

Marsh named century in IPL

Shaun Marsh’s best innings in IPL-1 was the one in which he scored the highest score of IPL career. The 56th match of IPL 2008 was played between Kings Ilav Punjab and Rajasthan Royals. In this match, Sean Marsh presented 115 runs in 69 balls, presenting his best form. Shaun Marsh also hit 11 fours and 7 sixes in this century. Due to Marsh’s strong innings, Punjab had achieved victory over Rajasthan by 41 runs. However, Shaun Marsh has not played a single IPL match since 2017.

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