The 20-year-old made headlines with a spectacular catch in a match against TeamIndia. Then came the opportunity to make my Test debut four years later .. if cut ..
Australian batsman Marnus Labushen has topped Test cricket. In the latest Test rankings released by the ICC, Labushen overtook England captain Joe Root to become the number one player.
Labushen is No. 1 with 912 rating points. Joe Root is second with 897 points. Labushen, who made his Test debut three years ago, has played only 20 Tests so far. The former has been lauded for surpassing even the legendary batsmen like Kohli and Smith.
Labushen has scored 6 centuries and 12 half centuries so far in his career. His average is 62.14. Labushen is second only to Dan Bradman in batting average of at least 20 Tests. In 2014, Labushen made his debut as a substitute fielder in the match against India in Brisbane. Labushen made his Test debut in October 2018 against Pakistan in the Dubai Test. He was out for the second ball without opening an account in the first innings. He then scored 13 in the second innings. Labushen was ranked 110th in the Test rankings after the series.
After that, Marnus Labushen, who played in the Sydney Test against India in 2018, scored 38, 81 and moved up to 95th in the Test rankings. In the 2019 Ashes series, he replaced Steve Smith as the Concussion Substitute in the Lord’s Test, scoring 59 runs.
In the Ashes series, Labushen hit four fifties with an average of 50.42. With this performance he rose to 35th place in the rankings. After this Labushen reached career peaks. He scored 185 and 162 on the 2019-20 tour of Pakistan, followed by 143 against New Zealand. In 2019, his Test average was 20.25, rising to 63.43 by January 2020. This puts Labushen in third place on average in the rankings.