5 Test specialists who can do well in limited-overs cricket

5 Test specialists who can do well in limited-overs cricket

There's no reason why these names can shine in ODI and T20I cricket.

Mayank Agarwal
Mayank Agarwal. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Over quite some years now, teams have tended to have a set of players, who specializes in only one format of the sport. The cricketing schedule has become an absolute choc-a-block one over the time period and hence, staying fit throughout the year turned out to be an issue. There have also been instances when two different national teams have plied their trade in different venues.

Some special attributes are needed in Test cricket and some superlative limited-overs players have missed out to make in big in the longest format. It requires endurance across five days, both physical and mental. Among the Test specialists, there are a few, who can weave their magic even in coloured-clothing cricket. They can be flexible and can turn out to be crucial members in white-ball cricket.

Here we look at five Test specialists who can do well in ODIs and T20Is

Marnus Labuschagne

Marnus Labuschagne
Marnus Labuschagne. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Marnus Labuschagne forayed into international cricket in October 2018, but it’s only in the 2019 Ashes that he has been to make an impact. The South Africa-born came in as a concussion substitute of Steve Smith in the second Test at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground. Just when it was thought that Smith’s exclusion will harm Australia, Labuschagne got a gutsy fifty on day five in trying conditions.

The 25-year-old carried forward his form in the upcoming games as well. Marnus performed to such an extent that even when Smith returned in the Manchester Test, he wasn’t left out. Labuschagne doesn’t have a lot of experience in List A cricket, having played 27 encounters where he scored 809 runs. But if given a chance, he has the ingredients to survive the rigours of limited-overs cricket.