Allan Border Medal winner revealed as Australian underdog is recognised after incredible 2023

  • Mitch Marsh won the Allan Border Medal
  • All-rounder had a stunning 2023
  • Caps an astonishing resurgence for the star

Australian all-rounder Mitch Marsh’s revival is complete after he capped a golden 2023 by winning his first Allan Border Medal.

The 32-year-old was named Australian men’s cricket’s most outstanding player at the annual awards at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne on Wednesday night.

Marsh was a runaway winner, finishing 79 votes ahead of Test and ODI captain Pat Cummins in a medal voted for by players, umpires and the media.

The West Australian was helped by regaining his place in the Test team during the Ashes, while also playing in Australia’s stunning World Cup win in India and contributing in T20s.

He scored the second-highest runs (1638 at 58.5) by an Australian cricketer during the voting period across Tests, ODIs and T20s, tied with fellow World Cup hero Travis Head.

Mitchell Marsh has been crowned the Allan Border Medalist for 2023

Mitchell Marsh has been crowned the Allan Border Medalist for 2023

The all-rounder beat Pat Cummins and Steve Smith to the top prize

The all-rounder beat Pat Cummins and Steve Smith to the top prize

Only Test No.3 Marnus Labuschagne, who played six more matches than Marsh, compiled more runs (1672 at 40.78).

Marsh joins an illustrious list that includes Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke, Steven Smith, Cummins and Mitch Starc to win the Allan Border Medal, which was first awarded in 2000.

ALLAN BORDER MEDAL VOTING

Mitch Marsh (223 votes)

Pat Cummins (144)

Steven Smith (141)