Finch Expects Labuschagne to Join Upcoming ODI Series

Finch Expects Labuschagne to Join Upcoming ODI Series

Finch Expects Labuschagne to Join Upcoming ODI Series

Labuschagne is expected to join in the upcoming ODI tour of India because of his outstanding performances. 

Aaron Finch, Australia’s limited-overs captain expects Marnus Labuschagne, a 25-year-old battling all-rounder to join in the upcoming ODI tour of India on January 14. 'He's averaging up around 40 there batting at three, batting at four for Queensland on what's been traditionally a little bit tougher batting conditions over the last couple of years in domestic cricket. Playing on some slower wickets that spin quite a bit, to be able to come in and do that role really well for Queensland is obviously what's got him a place in the side, as well as his current form. I don't see why it wouldn't translate’, Finch stated. 

Labuschagne played in 14 Tests and scored a total of 1,459 runs with an average of 63.43. In 2019, he was recorded as the highest Test run-scorer with a total of 1,104 runs in 11 matches at an average of 64.94. He was also awarded as the Joint Player during the Marsh Cup with Usman Khuwaja. Despite his outstanding performances, Labuschagne has yet to make an ODI or T20I appearance. 

Labuschagne has been performing very well since coming on as a concussion substitute for Steven Smith in the Ashes Test at Lord’s. ‘We know that he's not going to be overawed by the occasion. He's come back into Test cricket after missing out at the start of the Ashes and he's been unbelievable, so hopefully he can continue that. The form that he showed in the one-day games was outstanding domestically’, Finch added. 

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