Marnus Labuschagne

Australia
Age
June 22, 1994 (27 years)
Role
Batsman
Birth Place
Klerksdorp, North West Province
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
Australia
Bowling Style
Leg break

Twenty-six-year-old Marnus Labuschagne is a right-handed top-order batsman who also bowls right-arm leg breaks.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
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-
-
Bowling
-
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Team played

Australia, Queensland, Australia A, Glamorgan, Brisbane Heat, Australians

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
13
12
0
473
108
39.42
517
91.49
1
4
32
0
T20I
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0
Test
13
21
0
1160
185
55.24
2049
56.61
4
5
124
3
IPL
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
13
3
24
36
0
-
9
-
-
0
0
0
T20I
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
Test
13
17
575
374
9
3/45
3.9
41.56
63.89
0
0
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

Background

Born in South Africa, he emigrated with his parents at the age of 10 to Australia. He learned to play cricket in Brisbane where he attended school. His talent was soon recognised and he represented Queensland at the U-2, U-15, U-17 and U-19 levels. His talent was so prodigious that he was selected to play first-class cricket after a single game representing the Queensland Academy.

Test Career

Marnus has played 14 Tests and scored 1459 runs at 63.43 with 4 tons. He has also taken 12 wickets at 38.66 with the best bowling figures of 38.66. He played his first Test against Pakistan in Dubai on 7 October 2018. While he scored 0 and 13 with the bat, he also took 1/29 in Pakistan’s first innings and 1/9 in the second. The match ended in a draw. In his initial matches, he had several good starts that he failed to convert into big innings. For instance, he made 43 against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi in October 2018. In January 2019, Labuschagne scored 81 against Sri Lanka in Brisbane. In August 2019, he had scores of 59, 74, 80, 67 and 48 against England. The floodgates opened during Pakistan’s tour of Australia in November 2019. In the first Test of the series held in Brisbane, Pakistan batted first and were bowled out for 240. Australia replied with 580, thanks mainly to Labuschagne who scored 185 off 279 balls with 20 fours. During his innings, Marnus shared a second-wicket stand of 129 with David Warner. In their second innings, Pakistan were bowled out for 335, enabling Australia to win by an innings and 5 runs. On 29 November, the two sides met in the second Test in Adelaide. Batting first, Australia scored 589/3 declared. Labuschagne made 162 in 238 balls with 22 fours and shared a 361-run stand for the second wicket with David Warner. Pakistan, bowled out for 302 in the first innings, followed on and collapsed for 239 in their second knock to give Australia their second innings victory in succession. On December 12, Australia faced New Zealand in Perth in the first Test of a series. Batting first, the hosts scored 416. Labuschagne made 143 off 240 balls with 18 fours and a six to continue from where he left off against Pakistan. He shared a third-wicket stand of 132 with Steve Smith. New Zealand were bowled out for 166 in their first knock. Australia did not enforce the follow-on and in their second knock made 217/9 before declaring and setting a target of 468 for their neighbours from across the Tasman Sea to chase. The Kiwis collapsed yet again to be all out for 171. In the third Test of the series in Sydney in January 2020, Australia batted first and posted a score of 454, built entirely on Labuschagne’s innings of 215, scored off 363 balls with 19 fours and a six. New Zealand managed no more than 256 in reply. Australia declared their second innings at 217/2 to set the Kiwis a winning target of 416. New Zealand were bowled out for 136 to leave Australia winners by 279 runs. Labuschagne was the hero of Australia’s second knock, scoring 59 off 74 balls in his latest Test appearance.

ODI Career

Marnus has played 7 ODIs and scored 305 runs at 50.83 with the top score of 108, his only ton. He played his first ODI against India in Mumbai on 14 January 2020. He did not get to bat at all. India were bowled out for 255 and Australia chased down the target without losing a wicket and with 74 balls to spare. In the second match of the series, India batted first and scored 340/6. Australia were bowled out for 304, with Labuschagne contributing 46 off 47 balls. During his knock, he enjoyed a 96-run stand for the third wicket with Steve Smith. In the third game in Bengaluru, the visitors batted first and scored 286/9. Labuschagne made 54 off 64 balls with 5 fours and shared a 127-run partnership for the third wicket with Steve Smith. India managed to chase down the target with 15 balls to spare. On Australia’s tour of South Africa, playing in Paarl on 29 February 2020, the hosts batted first and scored 291/7. Replying to the score, Australia collapsed to become all out for 217. Labuschagne scored 41 off 51 balls and shared a partnership of 84 for the third wicket with Steve Smith. In the second game of the series held in Potchefstroom on 7 March 2020, Australia batted first and posted 254/7 on the board, riding on an innings of 108 off 108 balls by Labuschagne. South Africa won the match with 6 wickets and 27 balls to spare. Labuschagne last appeared in an ODI against New Zealand in Sydney on 13 March 2020. In that game, Warner and Finch opened the innings and gave Australia a solid start with an opening partnership of 124, when Warner was out for 67 off 88 balls with 9 fours. Unfortunately for Australia, Finch followed soon after, having made 60 off 75 balls with 3 fours and 2 sixes. Suddenly, there were two new batsmen, Smith and Short, at the crease. However, within 20 runs of Finch’s dismissal, both men lost their wickets and the Australian innings began to unravel. Marnus came to the wicket with the Australian scorecard reading 146 for 3 and was 7th out with the scoreboard reading 248 for 7. Batting down the order at number five, he scored 56 off 52 balls with two fours. Between Labuschagne and Mitchell Marsh who came to the crease at the fall of the fourth wicket, the batsmen added 59 precious runs to repair the innings and enable Australia to reach a score of 258/7 in their allotted 50 overs. Replying to Australia’s score, New Zealand were bowled out for 187, handing Australia a 71-run victory.

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