Labuschagne could get T20 nod

01 May 2021 21:30:01 GMTPlus10

Australia head coach Justin Langer has hinted batsman Marnus Labuschagne could be involved in the Twenty20 World Cup campaign later this year, claiming he can be a "superstar in all three forms of the game".

Since making his Test debut for Australia against Pakistan back in 2018, Labuschagne has become a regular top-order batsman for the team.

Labuschagne has fired an impressive 1885 runs in 18 Tests for his country, boasting an average of 60.8, and he made a name for himself in the 2019 Ashes with four half-centuries in the series.

Labuschagne was also introduced to the one-day international set-up last year, making his debut against India, and he has already scored a total 473 runs in 13 matches in the format.

And it appears as though selectors and coach Langer are now considering whether or not Glamorgan talent Labuschagne has what it takes to also rise to the occasion in the sport's shortest format.

The T20 World Cup takes place in India at the end of the year and Langer's recent comments on the player suggest Labuschagne could be involved.

Speaking on The Road to the Ashes, Langer said: "That's why I think Marnus Labuschagne is such a breath of fresh air and I am absolutely certain he will be able to play all three forms of the game.

"He will be a superstar in all three forms of the game because he's got such a great base of technique."

Australia are 5/1 to win the T20 World Cup 2021.

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