Left Menu
Development News Edition

Nothing tougher than playing India in India: Labuschagne


Nothing tougher than playing India in India: Labuschagne

Considered another Australian legend in making, young batsman Marnus Labuschagne is keen to test his skills against India, which he says is the toughest place to travel on a cricket assignment. Labuschagne, 25, had a remarkable Test summer during which he scored four hundreds in five Tests, including a double century against New Zealand in the just-concluded third Test, which Australia won by 279 runs.

As the focus shifts from the red to white ball format, Labuchagne is gearing up for a tough test after being named in the Australian squad for the three-match series, starting January 14 in Mumbai. "Whenever you play India, it's a tough series because they're a very tough opposition. They've got great batters and bowlers, so it's going to be a challenge," Labuschagne was quoted as saying by Cricket Australia website.

"But as a player you always want to test yourself against the best opposition in the toughest conditions, and there's nothing tougher than India in India." Just 14 Tests old, Labuschagne is likely to claim the third position on the ICC Test rankings, behind India's Virat Kohli and his compatriot Steve Smith.

He has already drawn comparisons with these modern-day greats but Labuschagne played down the plaudits. "For people to speak like that is amazing, but there's a lot more work to be done before anything like that can be talked about," he said.

"Kane Williamson, Virat Kohli, Steve Smith - those guys have been doing it for five, six, seven years. To have one good summer doesn't make you a great player. So for me it's about trying to be consistent and trying to get Australia to win games." Labuschagne, who toured India with an Australia A side in 2018, said he would pick brains of his teammates who have travelled to that country for IPL and many international tours.

"If I get an opportunity that'd be great. Luckily I have a wealth of experience there with Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steve Smith … to continue to learn from those guys is great." Labuschagne said competing in Sydney where conditions favoured spinners was a good preparation before the India tour.

"It's probably good preparation coming from (playing on the SCG) going to India … that's probably the closest we have in Australia to spinning conditions. But with the format change, and the wickets will be different. "I've got a lot of experience to lean on with guys who have played five, six, seven years of IPL and Test tours over there for Australia, so there's a lot to learn."

The second match of the series will be played in Rajkot on January 17 while the third and final ODI will be played in Bengaluru on January 19.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Download The Devdiscourse News App for Latest News.


TRENDING

OPINION/BLOG/INTERVIEW

Top 10 Fake News, Myths and Realities on 2019 Novel Coronavirus COVID 19

With nearly 1500 deaths by January 14 and around 65,000 infections in China, the Novel Coronavirus 2019 has become one of the worst health epidemics of the 21st Century. However, 8,573 people have been cured but the rumor mongers are a...

Handling fake news Infodemic in time of Coronavirus epidemic

Social media has provided a platform where everybody can disseminate his her views without any supervision. Its excellent if the message is genuine but misinformation is equally disastrous. Health is such a topic where every Tom and Harry c...

Sentiment Analysis on Budget 2020: Long shot for solution to economic worries?

Industries and individuals alike had high expectations from the government to take tangible steps but the budget 2020 seems to have failed expectations....

How can technology help the future of mobility?

More than a billion people or one-third of the global rural population lacked access to all-season roads and transport services in 2016, subsequently hindering the socio-economic development....

Videos

Latest News

Soccer-Spurs' Son to undergo surgery on fractured arm - club

Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min will have surgery this week after fracturing his right arm in the weekends win over Aston Villa and is expected to be out for a number of weeks, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. The 27-year-ol...

Global Healthcare to Soar Above $2 Trillion in 2020 with Consumerism and Outcome-based Care Models

 Despite rising trade tension and a sluggish economic outlook for 2020, the global healthcare industry is set for an invigorating year due to a partial realization of major healthcare policies and initiatives and technology advancement...

Manipal Global Academy of BFSI Awarded the Best Institute in Banking and Finance

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India NewsVoir Indias leading talent development and employee productivity solutions provider to leading BFSI industry, Manipal Global Academy of BFSI, was awarded the Best Institute in Banking and Finance at ET Now Bu...

At 93, CI Subramanian finishes his masters from IGNOU

Family responsibilities kept me from pursuing my passion for studies, but at 87, finally, that opportunity knocked on my door, said 93-year-old CI Sivasubramanian who was the oldest student at the IGNOU convocation on Monday. Sivasubramania...

Give Feedback