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Marnus Labuschagne

Batter

RUNS
563
AVERAGE
37.53

Batter

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Leg-Spin

AGE
25
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Klerksdorp, North West Province

COUNTRY

Australia

Australia
STATE

QLD

QLD
LOCAL CLUB

Redland Tigers

Bio

Marnus Labuschagne was born in Klerksdorp, a city in northern South Africa, around two hours south-west of Johannesburg. He emigrated with his family to Brisbane in 2004 and entered the Queensland Cricket underage system when he was 11.

The top-order batsman made his first-class debut in the opening round of the 2014–15 Sheffield Shield campaign, aged 20, grinding out 83 runs against South Australia.

He made headlines when December 2014 when selected as a substitute fielder for Australia's Test against India at the Gabba, taking a stunning catch at short leg to dismiss Varun Aaron.

He put his name up in lights in the 2015-16 season, peeling off Sheffield Shield centuries against South Australia and Western Australia.

The right-hand batsman, who can also bowl part-time leg breaks, was part of Queensland's triumphant Sheffield Shield side in March 2018, and finished the season as the competition's second-highest run-scorer with 795 runs at 39.75, including two hundreds and four fifties. He was subsequently included in Australia A's first-class and one-day squads to tour India in August and September 2018.

MATCHES
9
DEBUT
-
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
81
BEST BOWLING
3-45
Bowling
WICKETS
10
AVERAGE
30
ECONOMY
3.85
S/R
46.8
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
563
INNINGS
15
NOT OUTS
0
AVERAGE
37.53
100s
0
50s
5

Smith and Labuschagne snare a pair of classic catches

Steve Smith flew to his right to reel in a one-handed screamer at second slip and next ball Marnus Labuschagne just about matched it with a brilliant diving catch running in from the deep


7:06 Labuschagne-describes-the-fun-on-day-one-still

Labuschagne describes the 'fun' on day one

Marnus Labuschagne reflects on a wild first day at Old Trafford, where the Queenslander was dismissed for 67 in rain-effected conditions


8:33 Labuschagne-underlines-importance-of-county-stint-still

Labuschagne underlines importance of county stint

Australia's new batting hero Marnus Labuschagne discusses the Headingley pitch after three days and reflects on his stint with Glamorgan earlier this year


Warne plays a role in another Ashes triumph

Tim Paine praises leg-spinner Marnus Labuschagne for his crucial breakthrough late on day five of the fourth Test


The new Mr Cricket? Marnus' mighty Ashes entrance

The consistent Queenslander follows in the footsteps of the former batsman who gave him his Baggy Green


Labuschagne-describes-the-fun-on-day-one-still

Labuschagne undeterred by never-seen-before chaos

The Queenslander posted a patient knock of 67 amid conditions he's never experienced before on day one of the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford


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