Prolific Labuschagne gets maiden ODI call-up

Prolific Labuschagne gets maiden ODI call-up
Australia's Marnus Labuschagne has averaged 58.05 since earning his first Test cap last year. (AFP)

Sydney - The series begins in Mumbai on January 14



By AFP

Published: Tue 17 Dec 2019, 9:32 PM

Last updated: Tue 17 Dec 2019, 11:35 PM

In-form Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne will make his one-day international debut in India, as part of a radically overhauled 14-man squad for a three-match tour next month.
Labuschagne has averaged 58.05 since earning his first Test cap last year, scoring centuries in his last three matches, and the 25-year-old has also excelled for Queensland in one-dayers.
The rising star is part of an ODI squad that has been revamped following Australia's semifinal exit at this year's World Cup in England.
 
While coaching staff would normally be cautious about pitching an uncapped player into difficult Indian conditions, chief selector Trevor Hohns was confident Labuschagne was ready for the challenge.
"Marnus Labuschagne is ready for his international white ball debut after his strong form for Queensland in this form of the game," he said.
The series begins in Mumbai on January 14.
Australia squad: Finch (captain), Abbott, Agar, Carey, Cummins, Handscomb, Hazlewood, Labuschagne, Richardson, Smith, Starc, Turner, Warner, Zampa. 
 


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