I Want To Become Better Option For Captain: Marnus Labuschagne

Marnus Labuschagne, who made the ODI debut earlier this year against India, wishes to cement his spot in the national team owing to the white-ball format with his performance in the upcoming England tour. The middle-order is well aware of the competition for a spot in the national team. So, he has been developing his skills during the coronavirus hiatus.  Marnus Labuschange was included in Australia’s ODI team after Glenn Maxwell went under sabbatical because of mental health issues. The middle-order batsman Labuschagne had already impressed the national selectors with his stunning performance in the Test cricket during Ashes 2019.

I Want To Become Better Option For Captain: Marnus Labuschagne
Marnus Labuschagne

Marnus Labuschagne, who made the ODI debut earlier this year against India, wishes to cement his spot in the national team owing to the white-ball format with his performance in the upcoming England tour. The middle-order is well aware of the competition for a spot in the national team. So, he has been developing his skills during the coronavirus hiatus. 

Marnus Labuschange was included in Australia’s ODI team after Glenn Maxwell went under sabbatical .

The middle-order batsman Labuschagne had already impressed the national selectors with his stunning performance in the Test cricket during Ashes 2019. In his maiden ODI series against India, he made a significant contribution, scoring his first ODI half-century.

So far, he has played seven ODI matches and scored 305 runs, including one century and two half-centuries. 

Marnus Labuschagne working on his bowling: 

Marnus Labuschagne
Marnus Labuschagne. Image Credit: Getty Images.

Now as Glenn Maxwell has returned in the national squad, Labuschange had the tough challenge to maintain his spot.

For which, the 26-year-old had prepared himself. He has worked on his bowling skill to increase his chances to become the captain’s choice. 

“It doesn’t matter what the format is, I want to get better,” Labuschagne told reporters on Wednesday as shared in a video by cricket.com.au.

“Definitely some areas in one-day cricket I’m continuing to develop are my bowling, making sure I get a bit more consistent and become a better option for the skipper with the ball in those middle overs,” Marnus Labuschagne said. 

Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith
Marnus Labuschagne. Twitter

Labuschagne has utilised the five-month gap to work on his specific skills. He added that he is working to improve his batting skills in death overs. 

“I also want to keep working on my batting at the death,” Labuschagne said. 

“It’s been good to have five months to work on (short format) skills – whereas if I was playing county cricket then you (I) might not have the opportunity to work on those specific skills,” added the 26-year-old.

Australia will tour England to play three T20Is and as many ODIs, starting from September 4. Cricket Australia had announced a 21-man squad, including Aaron Finch, , Josh Hazlewood, Steven Smith, and many more, for the tour.

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