IPL 2021: 3 teams that can pick Marnus Labuschagne in the auction

IPL 2021: 3 teams that can pick Marnus Labuschagne in the auction

Labuschagne showed his T20 skills, playing for Brisbane Heat in the 2020-21 BBL.

2. Kings XI Punjab

Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Kings XI Punjab could be another destination for the Aussie batsman. Over the years, Punjab have hardly looked threatening enough with the bat, despite having Glenn Maxwell, KL Rahul and Chris Gayle in the team. Part of the reason is their weak middle order which the other teams always exploited.

The likes of David Miller and Glenn Maxwell were supposed to be the ace players for the Kings, however, they were mostly inconsistent. Without consistency, it is always difficult to win matches and that’s where the Kings XI struggle. KXIP would look to strengthen their middle order and thus, Marnus Labuschagne could be a valuable asset for them.

The story of Punjab’s middle-order has been the same; they either collapse or they fail to score quick runs, despite the start. Marnus Labuschagne’s inclusion could keep the scoreboard ticking and save a collapse at the same time. Thus, a player of his stature would definitely be a target for Punjab.