Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Leg-Spin
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.
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.
World Cup winning captain Steve Waugh talks about what the Australian ODI cap means to him before he presents Marnus Labuschagne with cap No.229 ahead of the first ODI in Mumbai
Marnus Labuschagne is hopeful of securing an ODI debut for Australia in the coming three-match series against India, but the incumbent Test No.3 says he must continue to perform at international level
It was a breakout season for Australia's newest No.3 batter Marnus Labuschagne, cracking the first four Test centuries of his career and stamping himself as a star on the international stage.