Labuschagne’s mother’s prediction came true – Dainik Savera Times


Bloemfontein : Australia batsman Marnus Labuschagne gave a timely reminder to the selectors with his Player of the Match performance against South Africa, coming on as a substitute, after his mother correctly predicted that her son would play against South Africa. Will play in the first ODI. Labuschagne, who was surprisingly dropped from Australia’s World Cup squad earlier this month, got a chance to show his skills when he came on as a concussion replacement in place of Cameron Green and scored a 93-ball knock. Played an unbeaten match winning inning of 80 runs. Green was hit behind the left ear when he went to duck a 140 kmph delivery from Kagiso Rabada that was angling in off the off-stump. Cricket Australia confirmed that he has undergone precautionary scans and will now enter an eight-day concussion protocol, where he will be monitored daily by medical staff.

Labushen was quoted as saying by after the match, ‘She stayed throughout the game … When I came here she was adamant that I was going to play this match and I told her,’ I Have you seen the team, mother, I am not in the team. But I feel now and once again he is right. The 29-year-old was initially preparing for the 50-over matches against New Zealand A in Queensland, which begin this week. However, he received a call-up as a replacement for Steven Smit, who had suffered a wrist tendon injury, as the cover for the South Africa series.

‘It depends on your training, I’ve always prided myself on training well, and making sure I’m always ready,’ he said. When you come on as a concussion substitute, the chances you get are sometimes a bit of a free hit because the pressure is off but obviously there are not that many expectations from you. While Labuschagne is still hopeful he can play a role in Australia’s World Cup campaign in India, he knows the selectors have no choice but to drop him from their opening plans due to his lack of runs in 50-over cricket. was not. ‘I’m really disappointed with the way we’ve played ODI cricket, in the last 10 to 12 games I felt I haven’t shown the intensity and courage that I would have liked to have.’ ‘I wasn’t too surprised when I was dropped, I told the selectors ‘I understand, I haven’t scored runs’. When I came back from the Ashes, I went back to the drawing board and really thought about what I wanted to improve on in my one-day game. Labushen said, ‘I still want to be the guy to bat in the middle order and you just have to sit and wait for your opportunity and when that opportunity comes you have to be ready.’

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