Marnus Labuschagne is termed as a most improved cricketer in the last calendar year in world cricket. He has bossed test cricket after coming in as concussion substitute of Steve Smith at Lord’s during the Ashes. Now he has set his sights on limited-overs cricket.
Before boarding the flight to India, Marnus Labuschagne revealed that He is looking up to the likes of Virat Kohli, Steve Smith and Kane Williamson. He wants to master all three forms of the game just like them. He said there is a need to adjust your game according to the formats in modern-day cricket.
He said playing in India would be a challenge that he wants to take up early in his career. And he will get his opportunity when first ODI gets underway at Wankhede next week. He added that batting against spin in the middle overs and running hard between the wickets are two key components of playing limited-overs cricket in subcontinent. Marnus Labuschagne is likely to bat at No 4 in the series against India.
Australian cricket team has landed in Mumbai on Thursday. Aaron Finch is hopeful that his team will be good enough to take the challenge of beating India on their home soil in the upcoming series. He was saying this in the arrival press conference in Mumbai. It is fair to add that Australia had beaten India in last year’s ODI series after winning three consecutive matches.
Finch is banking on their solid top order of himself, Warner and Smith. This time around though, their young middle order is too promising to be ignored. Peter Handscomb, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey and Marnus Labuschagne are all good player of spin.
All things said this series has all the ingredients to be a firecracker in peak winter of India. The first match will be played on 14th at Wankhede followed by matches at Rajkot and Bengaluru.