Marnus Labuschagne, who was the ‘accidental’ hero of Australia last year, is looking forward to playing against Virat Kohli-led side in December. He is excited to be the part of the much-awaited Test series, which has set the bar in the level of competition.
Last year, India won the Test series against Australia at their home. Virat Kohli also became the first captain to lead Team India to Test series win in Australian soil. In the upcoming series, India would try to defend the trophy while Australia will play for their pride after losing the series, last year.
Marnus Labuschagne desperate to play for India:
Marnus Labuschagne, who has played in 14 Test matches, has expressed that he is desperate to play in the series against India because as per him, it would be top-notch.
“At the end of the day, we want India to be here and we want it to be a great series. It’s going to be very exciting. Can’t wait,” Labuschagne was quoted as saying on Sportstar.
When asked about playing behind closed doors, Labuschagne is not sure if it would affect his performance. But he said that he would surely miss the support of fans.
“I don’t know if it affects the performance of a player, but it adds a different feel. It’s a bit more quiet-eyed…a little more internal, you are thinking about your thoughts a bit more as opposed to the loud environs when you are playing in front of 50,000-odd supporters. You sort of miss that echoing noise,” he stated.
In 14 Test matches, Marnus Labuschagne has amassed 1459 runs, including four centuries, at an average of 63.42. Earlier this year, he also made the debut in ODI against India where he registered his first half-century in 50 over format.