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Marnus Labuschagne

Marnus Labuschagne

Australia Australia

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BORN June 22, 1994
BIRTH PLACE Klerksdorp, North West Province
CURRENT AGE 25
ROLE All Rounder
BATTING STYLE Right Handed
BOWLING STYLE Leg break
ICC RANKING ODI TEST T20I
batting - 35 -
Bowling - 79 -
All Rounder - -

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Marnus Labuschagne is a South African-born Australian cricketer who plays for Queensland in the domestic circuit of Australian cricket. He is an all-rounder who brings a different element to the Australian team. Known for his energetic fielding and handy leg spin bowling, Marnus offers a good balance to any team he represents.


Labuschagne played for Queensland at U-12, U-15, U-17, and U-19 level, and captained the side at the 2012–13 National Championships. He made his first-class debut in the 2014-15 season of the Sheffield Shield against South Australia. Marnus impressed on his debut scoring 83 runs in the first innings. In September 2017, Marnus was in the headlines for the wrong reasons one can say. During a match between Queensland and Australia XI, Labuschagne was penalized for 'fake fielding' as he dived and faked that he had collected the ball. He leapt to his feet and shaped to throw so that the batters won't run. For this action, his team was penalized five runs and thus he became the first victim of this new rule.


In March 2018, Cricket Australia named Labuschagne in their Sheffield Shield team of the year. His good form domestically resulted in a call-up in the Test squad to face Pakistan in UAE. He made his Test debut in October and got a duck in his first innings. It wasn't a promising beginning for him with the bat, however, he redeemed himself with his bowling by pickings 7 wickets in the series.


In April 2019, Labuschagne signed with Glamorgan, ahead of the 2019 season in England. He scored three centuries for Glamorgan in his first four first-class games for the county side. The pick of the innings was a daddy hundred against Sussex. He scored 1000 runs in the season and was the first one to reach that milestone in 2019.


Following his exquisite performances for Glamorgan in England, the selectors picked him in the Test squad for the 2019 Ashes. During the Lord's Test, Labuschagne etched his name in the record books by becoming the first 'concussion substitute' in Test history. He replaced Steve Smith who was ruled out of the remainder of the Test match after a short ball from Jofra Archer struck him on the neck. Marnus wasted no time in impressing everyone and stroked a brave fifty to help Australia draw the match. He will be looking to grab any opportunity that falls his way and cement his place in the regular XI. 

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7748 277
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4720 262
4 India 8620 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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