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Two Devilish Bouncers Turn Marnus Labuschagne’s Career Around

Two Devilish Bouncers Turn Marnus Labuschagne’s Career Around


In the space of four years, Marnus Labuschagne’s career took a dramatic turn thanks to two devilish bouncers. Despite not facing these bouncers himself, Labuschagne’s career was launched to new heights. This article explores his journey and the impact of these lucky breaks.

The Thunderbolt at Lord’s

Labuschagne’s career was catapulted to success after a thunderbolt from Jofra Archer that felled Steve Smith during a Test match at Lord’s. Labuschagne’s exceptional performance in the match helped Australia save the Test as well as revive his own career.

The Clanger in Bloemfontein

A clanger that hit the helmet of Cameron Green in Bloemfontein on September 7th became another turning point for Labuschagne. This incident revived his 50-over career and showcased his talent as an anchor-finisher role.

A Batsman Reborn

Labuschagne transformed his batting approach and mindset, leading to a significant improvement in his performance. He credits his success to changes in training, intensity, and courage on the field.

The Perfect Addition to the Australian Line-Up

Labuschagne’s inclusion in the Australian line-up adds steel and substance to a predominantly attacking batting order. His ability to navigate spin bowling and his game awareness make him a valuable asset in the team.

Key Factors to Look Forward

  • Warner’s Meeting with Ashwin
  • Warner and Ashwin’s on-field clashes have been intense, with Ashwin often getting the upper hand. It will be intriguing to see how they counter each other in the upcoming series.

  • Zampa’s Bowling in India
  • Zampa’s previous performances in India have been mixed. It remains crucial for him to perform consistently and recover from any off-days to help Australia reach the knockouts.

  • Fitness of Premier Pacers
  • The fitness of Starc, Hazlewood, and Cummins has always been a concern. Their performance at full-pelt is essential for Australia’s success in the tournament.

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