|27 Years (22 Jun, 1994)|
|Klerksdorp, North West Province, South Africa|
|2018 - 2021|
|Queensland Under-19s, Queensland Under-17s, Queensland Academy of Sport, Queensland, Kent 2nd XI, Glamorgan, Brisbane Heat, Australia|
When he arrived in Australia as a 10-year-old, he did not know how to speak English. During 2010, he was working as an assistant cameraman managing the HotSpot camera. The occasion was very historic too. Peter Siddle took a hat-trick on his birthday and he was there to witness it. His big-time arrival in cricket came at a critical time for Australia. In the Lord’s Ashes Test, he became a concussion substitute for Steve Smith who was hit on the side of the neck by a Jof...Read More
When he arrived in Australia as a 10-year-old, he did not know how to speak English. During 2010, he was working as an assistant cameraman managing the HotSpot camera. The occasion was very historic too. Peter Siddle took a hat-trick on his birthday and he was there to witness it. His big-time arrival in cricket came at a critical time for Australia. In the Lord’s Ashes Test, he became a concussion substitute for Steve Smith who was hit on the side of the neck by a Jofra Archer bouncer. But, Marnus Labuschagne knew how to beat the odds. Cricket’s first concussion substitute became the synonym of a run-machine.
From that moment in Lord’s, Marnus Labuschagne became one of the pillars of the Australian batting line-up. If Steve Smith was the master, then Marnus Labuschagne was the apprentice. Smith and Labuschange have a similar approach to batting. The other common factor is their massive appetite for runs.
Labuschagne is on course to become one of the great Australian players in the current era. The Australian middle order was already magnificent thanks to Smith. But, with the arrival of Labuschagne, the Australian batting has gone up by one notch.
Marnus Labuschagne’s international debut was in 2018 in the Test series against Pakistan. But, he actually played for Australia in 2014 as a substitute during the Brisbane Test against India. He took a good catch at short leg, dismissing Varun Aaron off the bowling of Nathan Lyon. Four years later, he was selected in the Australian team for the Test tour of Pakistan. He was solid with the bat and took some wickets with his legspin. In 2020, he made his ODI debut
Labuschagne’s name pronunciation has been a subject of widespread discussion. How will people pronounce his name? On-air commentators pronounce his name as La-boo-Shane.
So far, Marnus Labuschagne has never featured for an IPL team in his three-year playing career so far. There is a hope that Labuschagne might be picked in the 2022 IPL mega-auction. But, he has been pigeon-holed as a Test specialist and that might hurt him in securing a bid with a franchise.
The fact that Labuschagne has secured so much success in Test cricket speaks volumes of his grit and determination. In the 2019 Ashes Test, he scored four fifty-plus scores after coming on as a concussion substitute. Since that Ashes, he has never looked back. In a Test career spanning 21 Tests and 36 innings, he has hit 12 fifties and six hundreds. This means that Labuschagne scores a fifty in every second innings.
Labuschagne’s average is 60 and that puts him in an elite pedestal of greats. Although all his centuries have come in Australia, it might be a matter of time before he hits a century overseas. Labuschagne hit his first century against Pakistan in Brisbane. But, his highest score was 215 against New Zealand in Sydney.
Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne. One is a bonafide great. The other is on the path to greatness. When both are out in the middle, it is like the Master and Apprentice at work. Smith torments bowlers with his unusual shuffle to the off side. His unorthodox batting has made him a star in all conditions. The same is true with Marnus Labuschagne. He also adopts an unorthodox technique. Both players and their run-making appetite is huge.
Labuschagne and Smith have ensured that Australia’s batting in the middle order is intimidating for any opposition.
If there is one series that Labuschagne has truly dominated in his short career, it is the Ashes. Against England, his average is over 50. Barring Sri Lanka, Labuschagne has a record in excess of fifty against all the opponents he has played against.
As a Twenty20 batter, Labuschagne has not had much success in the Big Bash League. In 15 matches for the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League (BBL), he averages just 19. His highest score is 49. With the ball, Labuschagne has taken 11 wickets at an expensive economy rate of 9.46.
Apart from the Brisbane Heat and Queensland, Labuschagne plays for Glamorgan in the English County circuit. The right-hander consistently performs in the County circuit, scoring 1114 runs in his first season with the club. He also took 19 wickets, reaffirming his all-round capabilities. His average in the County Circuit is over 60.
Labuschagne has enjoyed a great run with India. It was in 2014 that he made his first cricket impression with a brilliant catch off Nathan Lyon. After he became one of the best cricketers in the world, Labuschagne performed well against India. In the 2019/20 series, he smashed 464 runs at an average of 51. This included a century in Brisbane in addition to two gritty fifties in Sydney. His ODI debut was also against India in which he started off with 46 and a fifty.
Marnus Labuschagne is 27 years of age. He was born in the year 1988 on June 22. His star sign is Cancer.
Marnus Labuschagne’s wife's name is Rebekah. They married in 2017. It is believed that Marnus and his wife met at a church in Brisbane. Both families used to go to the same church and they gradually started knowing each other. Not much is known about Rebekah Labuschagne but she was born in 1995 on March 20. Her height is five feet six inches and weight is 60 kg.
Marnus Labuschagne’s height is five feet 11 inches which is 180 cms. His weight is 69 kgs.
Marnus Labuschagne was born in Klerksdorp which is near Potchefstroom in South Africa. He migrated to Australia at the age of 10 when his father, Andre landed a job in the Mines. His mother’s name is Alta Labuchagne. Marnus also has a sister in Ame Labuschagne.
Apart from the Australian cricket team, Marnus Labuschagne plays for Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League. In First-Class cricket, he plays for Queensland while in the English County circuit, he plays for Glamorgan.
Marnus Labuschagne has a net worth of USD one million. His brand endorsement is with Kookaburra Sports.Collapse