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Marnus Labuschagne profile: Career stats, Test, ODI, T20I appearances, Ashes record

Marnus Labuschagne made history when he became the first concussion replacement deployed in Test match cricket and he has not looked back since being given a chance to impress at Lord's in August 2019.

The obdurate right-hander has become a mainstay of the Australia Test team, occupying the all-important number three slot and allowing those around him more freedom to play in a more attacking manner.

Surprisingly, Labuschagne has played in more one-day internationals than he has Test matches - helping the Baggy Greens to World Cup glory in 2023 - while his T20I career to date comprises of one single appearance.

Career record

Matches

Innings

Not Outs

Runs

Highest Score

Average

Test

50

90

7

4,114

215

49.56

ODI

52

47

3

1,656

124

37.63

T20I

1

1

0

2

2

2.00

Ashes record

Matches

Innings

Not Outs

Runs

Highest Score

Average

14

26

1

1,016

111

40.64

Lord's opportunity inspires Test success

The English summer of 2019 was when Labuschagne sprang to prominence on the Test scene, despite him having made his debut late on in the previous year, failing to make much of an impact against Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka.

Having impressed while playing county cricket for Glamorgan, Labuschagne earned a place in the squad for the Ashes series in England and colleague Steve Smith being felled by a Jofra Archer bouncer would offer him the opportunity to impress.

He made the most of the chance to by making 59 in his only knock at Lord's and then backed that up by passing 50 in each of his next three innings and he would go on to bring up the 50-Test appearance mark for the Baggy Greens.

A return to home soil saw Labuschagne ramp up his form even further as he made centuries in three successive innings against Pakistan and New Zealand, before adding a still career-best 215 against the Black Caps at the SCG.

A first Ashes ton arrived at the Adelaide Oval in December 2021, in a series which the Baggy Greens would dominate and win 4-0, with Labuschagne the second highest run-scorer for the hosts.

Almost exactly a year later Labuschagne would make three successive Test centuries for the second time in his career, including two in a Perth Test against the West Indies - reaching 104 not out in the second innings after racking up 204 in the first.

Somewhat surprisingly the nuggety right-hander has reached just three figures just once in 39 innings since then, that being a first Ashes ton in England as he made 111 at Old Trafford, Manchester in July 2023.

That run of less than top form has seen Labuschagne’s career Test average dip to just under 50, with much of his lofty record resting on his form in Australia, where he averages 62.45 across 27 Test outings.

"Home" comforts bring out Labuschagne's best

Labuschagne has currently made two more ODI appearances for Australia, 52, than he has Test appearances, which is a surprise as his style is certainly better suited to red-ball cricket.

However, his steadying presence has been valuable, never more so than during the run to World Cup success in India in 2023.

In the run-up to the tournament Labuschagne was far from a selection certainty, with his only one-day century up to that point having come in his native South Africa back in March 2020.

Labuschagne would make the most of a chance to shine in the final warm-up series as he made an unbeaten 80 and a career-best 124 in back-to-back ODIs in Bloemfontein.

That would secure his place in the World Cup squad and he was a consistent runscorer in the tournament in India, making three 50s, including a crucial 71 in a group stage victory over holders England.

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