- Australian Marnush Labushane made his Test Debut Against Pakistan in Dubai a Year Ago
- Labuschagne Scored 50+ 6 Times in the Last 10 Innings, including Three Centuries.
Aus vs NZ: Marnus Labushane made his Test debut against Pakistan in Dubai a year ago. He was dismissed for zero on the second ball. He was on the Reserve Bench 6 months ago. His place in the playing-11 was not confirmed. Labuschagne got a lifeline after Steve Smith was injured in the second Ashes Test. According to the new concussion rule, another player can be included after a head injury. Labuschagne played an important role in this match scoring 59 runs and drawing the match. This innings confirmed his place in the team.
After this, there was a new twist in his career. Labuschagne performance 6 months after the Lord’s Test was excellent. He scored 50+ 6 times in the last 10 innings. It also has three centuries. Apart from this he made many more records. He has become the fifth fastest run-scorer in history with 1400 runs in 22 innings of 14 Tests and has included himself in the list of top players. Just ahead of them are Don Bradman of Australia (2115), Herbert of England (1611), Everton Weeks (1520) of the Windies and Arthur Morris (1408) of Australia.
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Marnus Labuschagne Reminds Bradman
Labuschagne reminds Bradman of his technique. Labuschagne has moved into the top-5 of the ICC rankings after performing well in the last three series against England, Pakistan and New Zealand. Currently he is at number four. Just ahead of him are Virat Kohli, Steve Smith and Kane Williamson.
There is also excitement in the Australian team with Labushane’s performance. The team has been struggling for the ball tampering controversy in 2018. But the team is looking good now. Warner and Smith had a one-year ban after the tempering dispute. Due to this, the batsmen of the team were struggling. The batting of the team is looking great now. Smith and Warner are also in the team. The pairing of Labushane and Smith reminds many of the old veterans. Aus vs NZ: Marnus Labuschagne Scored his First Double Century of This Decade.
Young Players Must Maintain Performance
Players like Dravid-Laxman, Sobers-Kanhai formed many important partnerships. But the young player will have to maintain this performance. There have been many such occasions in cricket history when the players were dropped after performing well in one or two series. Career fluctuations are not new. In a long career, every batsman and bowler has to go through it. This is the real test of a player. The hard times to come are waiting for Labushane.
Fourth Century in Last 5 Tests
Labuschagne has scored centuries in the last few series. This batsman has scored 4 centuries in the last five Tests. Out of this, he has scored above 150 runs three times. The 215-run innings played by Labukhane against New Zealand is his biggest Test innings. Before this, his highest score was 185 runs.