Australian cricketer Marnus Labuschagne, who marked his entrance in international cricket with his impressive performance in the Ashes 2019, is well aware of Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah’s attack. Earlier this year, he toured India to play three-match ODI series where he registered his maiden half-century.
Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Marnus Labuschagne has also not played a competitive match. His last appearance in international cricket was against New Zealand in the Sydney ODI match.
As Australia is scheduled to play home bilateral series against India later this year, Marnus is preparing himself for the upcoming challenge against Jasprit Bumrah. The middle-order batsman said that Bumrah is the leader of India’s bowling attack and wants to test himself against the pacer.
“They are all good bowlers but it is hard to get past Jasprit Bumrah,” the 26-year-old told PTI in an exclusive interview from Brisbane.
“He has the ability to consistently bowl around 140 kmph and swing the ball when conditions are suitable. He is also able to angle the ball back in at the stumps.
“You always want to test yourself against the best. Jasprit is probably the leader of that attack,” said Labuschagne.
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The 2019-20 season was extraordinary for Marnus Labuschagne, scoring heavily at home and foreign land. He made the debut in 2018 but earned fame after his outstanding performance against England in Ashes 2019. He was initially not included in the playing XI but got the opportunity as Steve Smith‘s concussion substitute. He went on to score back to back half-centuries in the five-match Test series and cemented his place.
Earlier this year, he got the place in the ODI team against India in the three-match series. Overall, he scored 100 runs but Australia lost the series by 1-2. Finally, he scored his maiden ODI century against South Africa although his effort went in vain as his side lost the series.