Marnus Labuschagne

Country: Australia
Born: June 22, 1994, Klerksdorp, North West Province, South Africa
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Legbreak
Playing role: Batter

Marnus Labuschagne Bio

Marnus Labuschagne, born on June 22, 1994, in Klerksdorp, South Africa, is a professional cricketer from Australia who has made a significant impact on the international cricket scene in a short period of time. Labuschagne’s journey in cricket has been nothing short of extraordinary, as he made the most of unexpected opportunities to establish himself as one of the leading batsmen in Test cricket.

Labuschagne’s family emigrated to Australia in 2004 when he was just 10 years old. He grew up speaking Afrikaans and had to learn English after moving to Australia. His love for cricket began to blossom at a young age, and it was evident that he had a natural talent for the sport.

In 2014, Labuschagne caught the attention of the cricketing world when he made his debut for Queensland in the Sheffield Shield, Australia’s premier domestic cricket competition. He scored an impressive 83 runs in his first match, giving a glimpse of his potential as a batsman. He continued to make strides in domestic cricket, finishing as the second leading run-scorer in the 2017-18 Sheffield Shield season with 795 runs at an average of 39.75, including two centuries.

Labuschagne made his Test debut for Australia against Pakistan in 2018, where his leg-spin and gritty batting performances caught the eye. However, it was during the Lord’s Ashes Test against England in August 2019 that he truly announced his arrival on the international stage. Labuschagne was brought in as a concussion substitute for the injured Steven Smith, becoming the first player in Test history to use the concussion protocol. He grabbed this unexpected opportunity with both hands and emerged as the leading Test run-scorer in the world by the end of the year, surpassing even the great Steve Smith.

Labuschagne’s incredible form continued during the 2019-20 home summer, where he enjoyed a prolific run against Pakistan and New Zealand. He scored four centuries in five matches, including a magnificent double century at the Sydney Cricket Ground. His performances solidified his place as Australia’s number three batsman and earned him a well-deserved spot in the team.

Labuschagne’s success on the field can be attributed to his unwavering dedication, grit, and tremendous work ethic. Despite facing setbacks early in his career, such as being dropped from the Test team and missing out on a Cricket Australia contract, he never lost faith in his abilities. In a pivotal move to further refine his skills, Labuschagne signed with Glamorgan for the 2019 county season in England. Playing against the moving Duke ball, he honed his technique and amassed an impressive 1,114 runs in just 10 matches.

Labuschagne’s rise to prominence has been met with widespread recognition and admiration from players, coaches, and fans alike. His unrelenting drive to improve as a cricketer has ensured that he continues to thrive at the highest level of the game. As he continues to make significant contributions to the Australian cricket team, fans can only anticipate more remarkable performances from this young and talented batsman.

Marnus Labuschagne Career Stats

Marnus Labuschagne Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 48 86 7 4015 215 50.82 7614 52.73 11 19 450 12 34 0
T20Is 1 1 0 2 2 2 4 50 0 0 0 0 1 0
ODIs 50 46 3 1630 124 37.9 1961 83.12 2 11 133 6 26 0
FC 145 255 22 10697 215 45.9 19900 53.75 30 52 1269 41 125 0
List A 94 90 5 3040 135 35.76 3595 84.56 3 23 259 18 47 0
T20s 42 40 2 1053 93* 27.71 833 126.41 0 5 94 21 21 0

Marnus Labuschagne Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 48 43 1217 748 13 3/45 5/119 57.53 3.68 93.6 0 0 0
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 50 10 203 230 2 2/19 2/19 115 6.79 101.5 0 0 0
FC 145 149 6026 3855 80 4/81 5/77 48.18 3.83 75.3 1 0 0
List A 94 30 784 850 11 3/46 3/46 77.27 6.5 71.2 0 0 0
T20s 42 28 372 566 24 3/13 3/13 23.58 9.12 15.5 0 0 0

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