Marnus Labuschagne backs struggling David Warner to make a strong comeback
Marnus Labuschagne thinks David Warner is a great character.
Updated - Sep 20, 2019 6:54 pm
Marnus Labuschagne hit the spotlight during the recently concluded Ashes. He was the first concussion substitute in the history of Test cricket after Steve Smith was ruled out of the action post Jofra Archer‘s bouncer that hit him in the neck at Lord’s. He has backed his fellow teammate David Warner who had a forgettable Ashes series and thinks he will come back stronger soon.
Labuschagne ended his Ashes with 353 runs in seven innings at an average of 50.42. After Steve Smith‘s impressive show with the bat, he was 2nd player to score most runs for Australia in the series. David Warner was able to manage only 95 runs in 10 innings though, which was one of the worse displays by him in his career so far. Stuart Broad was his nemesis as he dismissed the southpaw as many as seven times.
Labuschagne says Warner will come back stronger
After a poor display in the Ashes, former Australian players have come out in David Warner’s support and the Australian coach Justin Langer thinks, it is certain that he will play against Pakistan in the upcoming series. According to Labuschagne, David Warner is a great character who helped the young players throughout the series.
“It was the first time I got to know Dave and I loved spending time with him,” Labuschagne said. “It’s a real credit to him. It was a very tough series for him personally but you look back and we won’t know until the end of our summer but I think that’s going to make him a better player.” he was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
At the moment, Labuschagne is having his eyes set on Marsh Cup while playing from Queensland. He is currently focused on scoring runs irrespective of the match he plays. After his debut against Pakistan in 2018, he has cemented his place in the team and is looking forward to the upcoming series as his next major project.
“I’d love to play, we’ll see how I pull up from the flight and the amount of cricket, that’s not the issue, it’s just to make sure I’m ready to go and if I’m 100 percent I’ll play,” he added. Ahead of the Ashes, Marnus Labuschagne impressed everyone with 1,114 runs at an average a 65.52 in 18 innings for Glamorgan, where he struck five centuries and as many fifties.