Australian Marnush Labushane made his Test debut against Pakistan in Dubai a year ago
Labushane scored 50+ 6 times in the last 10 innings, including three centuries.
Dainik BhaskarJan 05, 2020, 08:53 AM IST Sports Desk. Marnash Labushane made his Test debut against Pakistan in Dubai a year ago. He was dismissed for zero on the second ball. He was on the Reserve Bench 6 months ago. His place in the playing-11 was not confirmed. Labushane got a lifeline after Steve Smith was injured in the second Ashes Test. According to the new regulation of concussion, another player can be included after a head injury. Labushane played an important role in this match scoring 59 runs and drawing the match. This innings confirmed his place in the team.
After this, there was a new twist in his career. Labushane's performance 6 months after the Lord's Test was excellent. He scored 50+ 6 times in the last 10 innings. It also has three centuries. Apart from this he made many more records. He has become the fifth fastest run-scorer in history with 1400 runs in 22 innings of 14 Tests and has included himself in the list of top players. Just ahead of them are Don Bradman of Australia (2115), Herbert of England (1611), Everton Weeks (1520) of the Windies and Arthur Morris (1408) of Australia.
Labushane reminds Bradman
Labushane reminds Bradman of his technique. Labushane has moved into the top-5 of the ICC rankings after performing well in the last three series against England, Pakistan and New Zealand. Currently he is at number four. Just ahead of him are Virat Kohli, Steve Smith and Kane Williamson.
There is also excitement in the Australian team with Labushane's performance. The team has been struggling since the ball tempering controversy in 2018. But the team is looking good now. Warner and Smith had a one-year ban after the tempering dispute. Due to this, the batsmen of the team were struggling. The batting of the team is looking great now. Smith and Warner are also in the team. The pair of Labushane and Smith have reminded many old veterans.
Young players must maintain performance
Players like Dravid-Laxman, Sobers-Kanhai formed many important partnerships. But the young player will have to maintain this performance. There have been many such occasions in cricket history when the players were dropped after performing well in one or two series. Career fluctuations are not new. In a long career, every batsman and bowler has to go through it. This is the real test of a player. There is a hard time to wait for Labushane.