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Why India series can catapult Labuschagne into Australia’s world cup squad | Cricket News

Why India series can catapult Labuschagne into Australia’s world cup squad | Cricket News

Two devilish bouncers, in the space of four years, would turn the career of Marnus Labuschagne around. Remarkably, he faced neither. But the first, a Jofra Archer thunderbolt that felled Steve Smith on the fifth day at Lord’s launched his ascent to the helm of batting charts in the age-old format. The second, a clanger that bashed the helmet of Cameron Green in Bloemfontein on September 7th, would revive his 50-over career.

A batsman as proficient as him would have anyway burst into Test cricket and retooled his ODI batting, but such interventions of luck and chance breathe an air of drama into the career of a dramatic occupant of the crease. Fortunate as he could be, he was eager and equipped to grab both breaks, ruthlessly careful to make the best use of it.

“How quickly Marnus turned and fled on to the field!” His batting coach Neil D’Costa had told this newspaper about the…

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