January 25, 2021

Australia’s Labuschagne primed to turn out to be man-for-all-formats – cricket



Seven months after dominating Australia’s summer season of take a look at cricket, Marnus Labuschagne is hoping to cement his place within the nation’s restricted overs sides on the white-ball tour of England.

The South Africa-born batsman will be a part of a squad of 21 for a Twenty20 collection in Southampton beginning Sept. four adopted by a one-day collection in Manchester after an extended lay-off from worldwide cricket on account of COVID-19.

Labuschagne, who made his ODI debut in India in January, averages over 50 from seven matches within the format however is but to win choice in Aaron Finch’s T20 aspect.

“It doesn’t matter what the format is, I need to get higher,” Labuschagne informed reporters in Brisbane on Wednesday.

“Positively some areas in one-day cricket I’m persevering with to develop are my bowling, ensuring I get a bit extra constant and turn out to be a greater choice for the skipper with the ball in these center overs.

“I additionally need to maintain engaged on my batting on the dying.”

COVID-19 scuppered his plans to play for English county aspect Glamorgan however Labuschagne saved himself busy at Cricket Australia’s coaching centre in Brisbane.

“It’s been good to have 5 months to work on (brief format) expertise – whereas if I used to be enjoying county cricket you then may not have the chance to work on these particular expertise,” added the 26-year-old righthander.

Boasting a median of 63.43 from his 14 exams, Labuschagne has already been touted as a future chief of the Australian staff by former captain Ricky Ponting.

Nevertheless, Labuschagne mentioned he was not desirous about management roles and was joyful for his bat to do the speaking.

“I like being a frontrunner however I don’t assume meaning you want a title,” he mentioned.

“It’s nearly … having fun with my cricket and ensuring that I maintain staying constant scoring runs for Australia – as a result of that’s my job.”