After his fiery Test debut against Pakistan in 2018, Australia batsman Marnus Labuschagne has cemented his place in the longest format of the game. The 26-year old made his debut this year in January against India under the captaincy of Aaron Finch.
The young batsman has dominated the summer down under and is hoping to cement his place in the limited-over games during the upcoming tour of England. Labuschagne is all geared to join the 21-member Aussie squad for the T20I series in Southampton starting on September 4, 2020. Followed by that, the South Africa-born batsman is likely to play the One Day International series in Manchester, post a log break from international cricket owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking of playing all three formats of the game, Labuschagne said that it doesn’t matter what format he plays, all he wants is to get better. He also added that he is trying to improve his bowling area, so that he would become consistent and the skipper has a handy bowling option during the middle overs.
Marnus also placed emphasis that he wants to continue working on his batting skills at the death.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Marnus was busy practising by himself at the Cricket Australia’s training centre in Brisbane.
Marnus Labuschagne already has an average of 63.43 form the 14 Test matches he has played. He has also been praised by former Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting who called him the future leader of the Australian team.
However, the 26-year old currently wants to work on himself rather than taking up leadership responsibilities. He concluded by saying that he loves being a leader but that doesn’t require a title.