Marnus Labuschagne jumps to No. 1 as Indian skipper Virat Kohli moves to No. 7 in Test rankings

Marnus Labuschagne jumps to the career best test ICC rankings. Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne averages over 60 in test cricket. While at the top sits the Bradman with average of 99.94

Marnus Labuschagne one of the consistent performers for Australian cricket in recent times has added another milestone to his cabinet. Since the retirement of Mathew Hayden and Ricky Ponting, the team was searching for a replacement for the former.

Many experimented for the top order in test cricket in the form of Shaun Marsh. But no one is quite effective as Marnus Labuschagne has been for the team especially in the red-ball cricket.

Test cricket has its charm from the other formats as it defines the abilities of a batsman. In the ongoing Ashes series, Marnus Labuschagne has been one of the delight players to watch out for.

 

The right-hand batter scored 228 runs so far in the series and jumps to the No.1 spot in test rankings of ICC. Virat Kohli on the other side moves to the No.7 spot in the rankings.

Currently Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne average over 60 in test cricket. Smith sits at the fourth position and Marnus Labuschagne at the second position among the best test batsmen in history.

While at the top sitting Don Bradman with an average of 99.94. It is quite evident that hardly any batsman breaks the Bradman record in his career.

Even Bradman holds the record of most number of runs in the single series over 900 plus runs. Marnus Labuschagne is 27 and Steve Smith has passed his 30s so it’s not possible for them to break Bradman’s record in any sense.

At last, the battle has left down to the second place where many great test batsmen from this era fighting for. After some impressive performances in the first two tests, paceman Starc has jumped from previous rankings to the No.9 in ICC test rankings.

With the 2-0 lead in the series with the next game at the Melbourne cricket ground. Australia has the chance to win the third test match with the kind of form the team has been from the past two tests.

Marnus Labuschagne who won the man of the match in the Adelaide test looking to every test in summer. With a brilliant average of 76, Australia has already started the ICC test championship race.

5 match series has 60 points and Australia looking to get it with the absurd lineup of opposition. Talking about team plans Marnus Labuschagne addressed.

 

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