Marnus Labuschagne eyes a spot in the Australian squad for the 2021 T20 World Cup

I don’t know if playing the 2021 T20 WC is a realistic goal from the selectors, but it is a realistic goal from my perspective: Labuschagne

Marnus Labuschagne
Marnus Labuschagne

Australia’s young batting sensation Marnus Labuschagne sets sight on booking a berth in the Australian squad bound for the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup. However, the Queensland cricketer is yet to play his maiden Twenty20 International match for the Aussies.

Currently, Marnus Labuschagne is a part of Glamorgan in the ongoing English County season. He would not be playing the limited-overs series against the Windies due to logistical issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic. 

The 26-year-old has played just 16 20-over matches in his career but is set to play a key role for Glamorgan in the T20 Blast 2021. Moreover, he had a great start to his One Day International (ODI) career, scoring a century and three half-centuries in 12 innings. 

“With Covid, the amount of quarantine that is needed for me to play in those games is almost 38 days,” Labuschagne was quoted by The Times.

“Any time you can’t go to play for Australia is a very disappointing time, but the silver lining is that I get to play most of the T20 comp here and almost double the number of T20s I have played in my career. I’ve played 16 before and I will play 14 here (in England),” he said.

Labuschagne mentioned that targeting a spot in the T20 WC squad is a realistic goal for him but he isn’t sure from the selectors’ perspective. 

“I would love to be playing in the World Cup in a few months. I don’t know if it is a realistic goal from the selectors, but it is a realistic goal from my perspective,” said the Aussie star.

‘Marnus Labuschagne will be a superstar in all three formats’: Justin Langer

Justin Langer and Marnus Labuschagne
Justin Langer and Marnus Labuschagne

Australia head coach Justin Langer had earlier said that Labuschagne is a potential all-format player. Langer mentioned that he will be a superstar in all three forms of the game owing to his great technique.

“That’s why I think Marnus Labuschagne is such a breath of fresh air, and I am absolutely certain he will be able to play all three forms of the game. He will be a superstar in all three forms of the game because he’s got such a great base of technique,” Langer had said while speaking to Fox Cricket’s Road to Ashes Podcast.

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