James Marshall is a right handed batsman and a right arm medium bowler with the New Zealand cricket team. He has also played for the Northern Districts and the Buckinghamshire cricket teams.
James started playing first class cricket since 1997. He made his debut in International cricket in a One day International match against Australia at Auckland in 2005. He scored 14 runs in 16 balls which also included a boundary before getting run out by Symonds. Australia won the match by 86 runs. The same year in May, he played his first test match against Australia at Auckland. He hit 3 boundaries and scored 29 runs off 56 balls before getting caught by Hayden off a ball by Glen McGrath. In the second innings he could only score 3 runs off 7 balls and once again got caught by Langer on a ball by McGrath. Australia won the match by 9 wickets.
James’s identical twin brother Hamish Marshall also plays for the New Zealand team. They were the second twins after the Waugh brothers to play test cricket for the same team. His first ODI century was a 161 runs against Ireland in 2008.
In a total of 7 test matches, Marshall has scored 218 runs with a high score of 52 runs and a strike rate of 39.06. He also has a total of 250 runs and a high score of 161 at a strike rate of 79.87 in the 10 One day international matches that he played.