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newscricketa month ago

IPL 2021 | Will throw my name in the IPL auction and see what happens, admits Marnus Labuschagne

Marnus Labuschagne, who has made an impact in the ongoing BBL, has admitted that he would throw his name in the 2021 IPL Auction and see what happens while insisting that he would love to be part of the IPL. In the recent edition of BBL, he picked up 10 wickets while scoring 176 runs in 6 games.
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newscricketa month ago

Virtual eye admit to dodgy Steve Smith ‘fourth stump’ DRS decision being erroneous

Ian Taylor, MD of Virtual Eye that operates DRS in Australia and New Zealand, admitted that the ‘fourth stump’ graphic popping up in a DRS call in the SCG Test was a goof-up, and took full responsibility for the blunder. Taylor, however, defended the legitimacy of the Labuschagne LBW call at MCG.
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newscricketa month ago

ICC Test Rankings | Kohli slips to 4th position; Pant becomes best ranked wicket-keeper batsman

Virat Kohli has dropped down a place in the ICC Test rankings as Australia's Marnus Labuschagne swapped places with him after a great India series. Joe Root, who made a brilliant double-hundred, also entered the top five yet again while Rishabh Pant is now the best ranked wicket-keeper batsman.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Felt really nice to dismiss Smith and Labuschagne, expresses Mohammed Siraj

Mohammed Siraj, who made his debut in the MCG Test, has expressed his happiness after dismissing the in-form duo of Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne in the ongoing Gabba Test. He also thanked skipper Ajinkya Rahane for instilling confidence and faith in the youngsters throughout the series.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Disappointed in not making a ‘daddy hundred’, admits Marnus Labuschagne

Marnus Labuschagne, who struck his fifth Test ton on Friday, rued getting out for 108 and not converting his ton into a daddy hundred, which, he feels, would have put Australia in a really strong position. Having endured a long summer, Labuschagne admitted to fatigue creeping out in his batting.
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featurecricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Gabba Day 1 Talking Points: India’s bowling gems and Australia’s batting frailties

When India lost the toss, there was a familiar feeling of uncertainty at the Gabba for the Indian fans but the first spell from the pacers gave enough hopes, with two quicks wickets. However, since then, it has been all Australia, with Marnus Labuschagne riding on his luck to a triple-figure score.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket2 months ago

Curbing errors: The Marnus Labuschagne way

At what point does ‘too good’ turn into ‘too good to be true’? A concussion substitute turning into a world beater? An average of 63.43 after 14 Test matches? An absolute nobody breaking into the world’s top 3 in the span of six months?
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | SCG Day 2 Talking Points: The first hour cat-and-mouse game and Matthew Wade’s brain-fade

What was perceived to be a docile and flat SCG wicket started doing its tricks on Day 2 as a remarkable 10 wickets fell on a day which saw the game move forward at a rapid pace. Young Shubman Gill impressed, but the day undoubtedly belonged to Steve Smith, who was back to his invincible, old self.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

VIDEO | 'Weirdo' Marnus Labuschagne hilariously pesters Shubman Gill in attempt to distract youngster

Banter - let alone sledging - has been a rarity in this series, with the exchange at the MCG between Pant and Wade being the only notable incident, but Marnus Labuschagne, today, planted the seed for what could be an interesting few days. The Aussie pestered young Gill, only to get a cold response.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | David Warner is very optimistic about his chances of playing in Sydney, reveals Andrew McDonald

Ahead of the Sydney Test, Andrew McDonald has revealed that David Warner is optimistic about his return to the Australian playing XI for the third Test after being included in the squad. He has also reckoned that Smith and Labuschagne are ready to score runs after failure for the former thus far.
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