An extreme talent, in the field and with the bat, Marshall has a fiery temper and equally fiery tongue which, in early in 2005, caused him to be reported for bad behaviour during three away games, but West Indies are desperate for this talented batsman to fulfil his potential. He made his ODI debut against Australia in January 2005 and, in June, he was named West Indies' Youth Cricketer of the Year. Test opportunities came in Sri Lanka in the same year but his results were disappointing and he disappeared from the national radar for several years. When he re-emerged it was for a surprise Test recall against Australia in Antigua in 2008 - a surprise because he had made only two half-centuries in Jamaica's successful first-class campaign in 2007-08.
Will Luke May 2008