Cricket World Player of the Week - Marnus Labuschagne
With a sensational 215-run knock in the third Test against New Zealand, Marnus Labuschagne has now piled up a double century, two 150+ scores, one century and two half-centuries in his last eight innings.
Marnus Labuschagne's numbers were not screaming for attention in the Sheffield Shield Trophy. Although his performance in the Test series against India was decent, he did not particularly set the stage on fire.
However, a brilliant run in the County Championship meant that Labuschagne was included in Australia's Ashes 2019 squad.
He was not picked in the XI initially, but came to the fore when Smith was ruled out of the third Test due to delayed concussion. The right-hander has not looked back since.
? Going past Steve Smith's Test batting average— ICC (@ICC) January 4, 2020
? Scoring his first Test double hundred
? Closing in on 500 runs in this series
Marnus Labuschagne is having the time of his life!#AUSvNZ pic.twitter.com/EgzUcdhDQr
The South Africa-born cricketer ended as the top run-scorer in Test matches in 2019 and has carried his form to the next year as well. He had struck a couple of 150 + scores recently but had failed to convert it to a double century.
Labuschagne did that in style in the first innings of the third Test match against New Zealand in Sydney, to pummel Australia to a match-winning score of 454 in the first innings.
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