The middle-order batsman of the current Australian team Marnus Labuschagne has opined that for the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy he can be an ideal opener for Australia if the team wants me to open the innings.
The test series will commence from 17 December with the first day and night test at Adelaide. This will be the first day and night match outside the subcontinent region for the team India.
For Australia David Warner is already ruled out of the first test match due to injury while Will Pucovski will be playing it is still under doubt as no official declaration has been given by cricket Australia. It left to Joe Burns who seems to be struggling with the bat and making things difficult for Australia.
However, on Saturday, the Australia team has added another player into his squad in the form of Marcus Harris who is a left-handed opening batsman who plays for Victoria in domestic cricket. While he made his debut against India in 2018.
Marnus Labuschagne would like to open for Australia vs India
Marnus Labuschagne on Saturday comments on his role in the test series against India. He said,
Look, whatever the team needs, that is our job as cricketers that we are doing what is best for the team. If the team needs me to open, that’s what we will do, it is a team sport and it is about winning games, if this is the best way to win games, this is what we will do,” said Labuschagne during the virtual press conference on Saturday.
With Joe Burns still struggling to find his form before the epic rivalry. Labuschagne said on Joe Burns:
“I spoke to Joe couple of nights ago, he is doing alright, we have all been there where we just want to score runs, a few innings is not a judgment on player’s ability, I have full faith in Joe and if he is selected, he will be good to go, he is a man for big moments, I just hope he gets some runs in the second innings of the ongoing practice match. He is a very good player.”
When he asked about the practice between India and Australia A, Labuschagne said:
“I saw the wickets and a little bit of the game late in the evening, we know when it gets a little darker at night, it can be slightly tough to bat. That’s just part of the day-night game. It’s exciting when you are playing against the best, it is going to be really good.”
The first game will day and night and the part of pink-ball which starts from 17 December. The ODI series has won by Australia while the T20l series has won by India.
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