Marnus Labuschagne recently expressed that he wants to continue to get better. He wants to be better at position number 5 after a very unsuccessful tour to Sri Lanka. Furthermore, The batter wants to use the tour to Zimbabwe and New Zealand. In these tours, he’s looking to get comfortable with batting at number 5.
Labuschagne is an amazing player when it comes to batting. He is known for turning things around with his performance. Although, He is really looking forward to using the upcoming opportunity to its best. Batter will be playing six ODI in northern Australia. The fiery batter now wants to ace the batting in the middle order before he appears in the World cup 2023. While talking to the media Labuchagne expressed
“Looking back on it, I certainly wish I’d played a slightly different way,I almost started a little too defensively so I’m just reviewing my theories there and wished I’d applied my Test method a little bit more in those conditions; sweeping the ball, using my feet a little more. It was a bit disappointing from my end, that I didn’t really do that until the Test series came. For me, it’s a learning experience.”
Other batters at the 5th position other than Marnus Labuschagne
Although Labuschagne is battling it out hard for the number 5 spot. He also has to keep in mind that there are few batters who had been regular at this position. Mitchel Marsh, as well as Steve Smith, are the top contenders for the number 5 place. About this tough competition, Labuschagne said
“I enjoy the different challenges, that’s for sure, I always like batting in the top order, I’ve spent my whole life there, but understanding the team make-up, batting at No. 5, I need to continue to get better at that role and through the middle overs understanding when to attack and defend. It’s about really trusting myself. That’s the great thing with the coaching staff, they have full trust in us as players, to take the game on and put pressure back on the opposition.”
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