Marnus Labuschagne

Australia
27 Years (22 Jun, 1994)
Male
Klerksdorp, North West Province, South Africa
batting allrounder
right-hand bat
legbreak
2018 - 2021
Queensland Under-19s, Queensland Under-17s, Queensland Academy of Sport, Queensland, Kent 2nd XI, Glamorgan, Brisbane Heat, Australia

Marnus Labuschagne Bio

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 catch of 2014 - The moment that changed his career

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

How is Marnus Labuschagne’s name pronounced?

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.

Marnus Labuschagne in IPL

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.

Marnus Labuschagne concussion substitute in Test cricket

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.

Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith - The student and the Master

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.

Marnus Labuschagne in Ashes

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.

Marnus Labuschagne BBL and Brisbane Heat stats

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.

Marnus Labuschagne stats for Glamorgan

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.

Marnus Labuschagne’s record against India

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 list of centuries

Marnus Labuschagne Test century list

SCOREOPPONENTYEARVENUEFOURSSIXES
215New Zealand2020Sydney191
185Pakistan2019Brisbane200
162Pakistan2019Adelaide220
143New Zealand2019Perth181
108India2020Brisbane90
103England2021Melbourne80

Marnus Labuschagne ODI century list

SCOREOPPONENTYEARVENUEFOURSSIXES
108South Africa2020Potchefstroom80

What is Marnus Labuschagne’s age?

Marnus Labuschagne is 27 years of age. He was born in the year 1988 on June 22. His star sign is Cancer.

Details on Marnus Labuschagne’s wife - Rebekah

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.

What is the height and weight of Marnus Labuschagne?

Marnus Labuschagne’s height is five feet 11 inches which is 180 cms. His weight is 69 kgs.

Marnus Labuschagne and his family members

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.

What teams does Marnus Labuschagne play for?

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.

What is the net worth of Marnus Labuschagne and his brand endorsements?

Marnus Labuschagne has a net worth of USD one million. His brand endorsement is with Kookaburra Sports.

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Marnus Labuschagne News

Jun 5, 2022
The famous player, Marnus Labuschagne has played for the Australian team and plays in BBL too. Find everything about his net worth and salary.
Apr 1, 2022
Marnus Labuschagne and Rebekah Labuschagne tied the knot on May 26, 2017. She is often seen in the stands, cheering for her husband during his cricketing assignments.
Jan 9, 2022
While the ongoing Ashes has become interesting, the on-field battle between Australia batter Marnus Labuschagne and Mark Wood made headlines.
Dec 27, 2021
The match started with Australia 61-1 in reply to England’s first innings total of 185 on a green-tinged pitch at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. At Tea, Australia were 6 for 200.

Frequently Asked Questions about Marnus Labuschagne

What is the age of Marnus Labuschagne?

Marnus Labuschagne is 27 years of age.

What is the date and place of birth of Marnus Labuschagne?

Marnus Labuschagne was born in Klerksdorp which is near Potchefstroom in South Africa. His Date of Birth is June 22, 1994.

What is the height and weight of Marnus Labuschagne?

Marnus Labuschagne’s height is five feet 11 inches which is 180 cms. His weight is 69 kgs.

What is the name of Marnus Labuschagne's wife?

Marnus Labuschagne’s wife's name is Rebekah. They married in 2017.

Does Marnus Labuschagne have any children?

No.