Australian batter Marnus Labuschagne is trying ahead to repeating Joe Root‘s success in Sri Lanka within the upcoming Take a look at sequence. Sri Lanka are set to host Australia at residence for 3 T20Is, 5 ODIs, and two Take a look at matches from June 7 to July 13. Australia are at present dominating the Take a look at format, with a cushty nine-point lead over second-positioned India within the ICC rankings and a whopping 46-point lead over seventh-placed Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka returned to successful methods in Take a look at cricket with a 1-0 sequence win in opposition to Bangladesh away from residence, after shedding each of their Exams in opposition to India this March. They gained their final residence Take a look at sequence in opposition to West Indies by 2-0 and now face a giant problem within the type of Australia.
The Kangaroos beat Pakistan of their newest away Take a look at sequence by 1-0 after dominating within the Ashes 2021-22 by 4-0 at residence. Australian duo of Labuschagne and Pat Cummins additionally high ICC finest batsman and bowler rankings respectively and each are a part of this tour.
Forward of this Sri Lanka tour, Labuschange expressed his ideas on subcontinental challenges. The recently-won Pakistan sequence was his first Asia tour and he’s trying ahead to dealing with “an actual first subcontinent problem in opposition to the spin” in opposition to Sri Lanka. He additionally praised former England skipper Joe Root for his heroics in Sri Lanka final 12 months the place the Englishman scored 426 runs from simply two Exams at a mean of 106.50.
Learnt loads from how Joe Root went about his recreation within the sub-continent: Marnus Labuschagne
“For me, it’s my first actual subcontinent problem in opposition to spin, it’s about conquering that problem. Joe Root performed phenomenally over there, I’ve realized loads from how he went about his recreation there,” Labuschagne instructed BBC Sport Wales.
“As a crew, we wish to be the most effective on this planet, it doesn’t matter the place you’re taking us, we wish to be successful video games and I definitely assume we will do this in Sri Lanka. I’ll need to get used to situations, the warmth, and sweating it out, which is one thing we haven’t had the previous few video games,” he added.
Labuschange has scored 2390 runs in simply 26 Exams at a mean of 54.31, however he struggled to carry out on the Pakistan tour as he managed to attain solely 170 runs in 5 innings at a mean of 34. Nonetheless, he’s a key participant for the Aussies in each Take a look at and ODIs and is constantly enjoying within the shortest format of cricket as properly on home ranges.