Marnus Labuschagne was born in Klerksdorp, a not well-known city in South Africa. He moved to Australia along with his father in 2004 at the age of 10 when his father got a job in the mining industry. He grew up speaking his mother tongue Afrikaans and started speaking English when he attended school in Brisbane, the eastern part of the Australian continent. Marnus Labuschange is the backbone of the Australian test team and making his mark in the white ball format as well.
Marnus Labuschagne Bio
|Full Name||Marnus Labuschange|
|Nick Name||STS (Stranger Than Smudge)|
|Born Place||Klerksdorp, North West Province, South Africa|
|Batting Style||Right Handed Bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm-leg break|
|Position in Team||Batting All-rounder|
Marnus Labuschagne`s Net Worth
|Net Worth||Approximately $4 million|
|Retainer Fee||$ 1.2 million|
Marnus Labuschagne`s Physical Measurements
Marnus Labuschagne`s Relations and Family
|Father Name||Andre Labuschange|
|Mother Name||Alta Labuschange|
He started his cricket career in school and also played at the Australian Institute of Sport. He got selected in the Queensland under 15 team and subsequently to the U 17 and U 19 teams on the back of his good performance in junior cricket.
In Brisbane Grade cricket, he played for Easts Redlands District Cricket Club. In 2013 he played Devon cricket league for Plymouth in England and in 2014 he played Kent Premier league for Sandwich town cricket club.
In 2014, Marnus Labuschange made his first-class debut at the age of 20 for Queensland in Sheffield Shield Trophy at the famous Adelaide Oval ground against South Australia. The match was unique in the sense that he came out to bat with Joe Burns for opening but saw a hat-trick from another end which deprived his team of a good start but to everyone’s amazement he went on to score 83 runs in that innings to take Queensland to a good total of 443. Queensland lost that match but Marnus got the eyes of selectors.
He continued to grow as a batsman and scored 2 centuries in the 2015-16 Sheffield Shield Trophy. His good form in the Matador BBQ One day cup helped him to earn a contract from Brisbane Heat in the 2016 Big Bash League. He failed to make a permanent spot in the XI scoring just 21 runs in the 3 matches he played.
Before his international call-up, he had been best known for his work as a substitute short leg fielder for Australia taking a superb catch off Nathan Lyon to dismiss Varun Aaron in the 2014 Brisbane Test against India. In 2017 he got into the limelight but not for some good reasons when he achieved the unenviable distinction of becoming the first player to be penalized by umpires under the rule of fake fielding, just after 24 hours of the implementation of the rule.
He made his test debut against Pakistan at the Dubai international stadium in 2018 where he proved his worth of being a good leg break bowler and showed a few glimpses of what he can do with the bat.
He was in and out of the team for some time but before the 2019 Ashes, he took a decision that changed his life at 180 degrees. He was signed by Glamorgan for the 2019 County Championship where he scored 1014 in just 10 matches which helped him to earn a call-up for Ashes.
His comeback to Test Cricket was also unique as he was the first concussion substitute in the history of world cricket. He came out as a concussion substitute for Steven Smith as he was hit by the deadly bouncer of the Jofra Archer in the second test match of the 2019 Ashes series which ruled smith out of the match and paved the way for Labuschange.
He was also met by a deadly bouncer by Jofra Archer on the very first ball but he went on to score 59 runs and saved the match for Australia. In that Ashes series, he scored 353 runs in 7 innings at an average of 50.43.
After this, he never looked back and at the end of the year, he was the number 3 ranked ICC test batter on the back of good home series against Pakistan and New Zealand. In December 2021 he became the number 1 ICC test batter. He has scored 2539 runs in 48 innings at a whopping average of 54.02. He also has 13 wickets to his name. He is currently ranked number 2 in the ICC test batter ranking.
One Day International
Marnus made his ODI debut against India at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. He has scored 677 runs in 20 innings at an average of 33.85 with a strike rate of 85.8. He also has one hundred to his name. His ODI career is quite small right now but the promise he has shown in these small number of matches reflects that he will be a good ODI batter as well. Marnus is currently ranked as the number 76 ODI batter in the ODI cricket rating.
He has played just one T20 international match which was against Pakistan in 2022 at Gaddafi International cricket Stadium Lahore. He managed to score just 2 runs in that match.
He has yet to make his IPL debut.
- 13th Fastest to 1000 test runs in 18 innings.
- 5th fastest to 2000 test runs in 34 innings.
- 5th batsman to score a hundred in 3 consecutive test innings.
- 21st batsman to score a hundred in 3 consecutive test matches.
- 20th highest test average 54.02.
- ICC Men 2020 Emerging Cricketer of the Year
- In February 2020 he was declared the Australian Men’s Test player of the year
- In April 2020 he was named as one of the 5 cricketers of the year by Wisden
- Marnus Labuschange doesn’t smoke
- Marnus Labuschange does drinking.
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