|Marnus Labuschagne Quick Info|
|height||5 feet 11 inches|
|Date of birth||22 June 1994|
|Husband or wife||Rebekah Labuschagne|
Marnus Labuschagne is an Australian professional cricketer who has represented his country as a batting all-rounder in both the longer formats of the game (Test and ODI). In the Australian domestic circuit, he has played for Queensland (2014–15–present) in all 3 formats. he’s also out Brisbane Heat (2016-17-present) in bbl (Big Bash League). A rare occurrence in modern cricket, Marnus has also played domestic cricket outside his home country, representing Glamorgan County Cricket Club (2019–present) in England. In January 2020, he won the ‘Emerging Cricketer of the Year’ award in the annual ICC (International Cricket Council) Prize, The following month, he won the ‘Test Player of the Year’ award in the annual CA (cricket australia) Prize, In April that year, he was named as one of the 5 ‘Cricketers of the Year’ by Wisden Cricketers AlmanacA cricket reference book that is published annually and is often referred to as the ‘Bible of Cricket’.
name at birth
Klerksdorp, North West Province, South Africa
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Marnus had attended Brisbane State High SchoolA partially selective, co-educational, state secondary school in South Brisbane.
- father – Andre Labuschagne (miner)
- Mother — Alta Labuschagne
- siblings – Peter Labuschagne (Brother) (Professional Rugby Player), Emme Labuschagne (Sister)
right arm fracture
- 33 – Test matches, One Day Internationals (ODIs)
- 9 – Queensland / Queensland Bulls (Australian domestic cricket)
- 33, 9 – Brisbane Heat (BBL)
- 99 – Glamorgan County Cricket Club (English domestic cricket)
5 feet 11 inches or 180.5 cm
75 kg or 165.5 lbs
girlfriend / spouse
Marnus has dated –
- Rebekah Labuschagne (2017-Present) – Marnus married his long-term girlfriend Rebekah in May 2017.
Caste / Ethnicity
He is of Afrikaner descent.
- toned physique
- short cut, side parted hair
- cheerful smile
- clean shaven look
Marnus is sponsored by –
- Nike, Inc.
- Kookaburra Cricket AUS/NZ
Marnus Labuschagne Facts
- Born in Klerksdorp, South Africa, Marnus and his family moved to Australia in 2004 after his father obtained some work in the mining industry there.
- In November 2010, he had worked as a Hot spot infrared camera operator Brisbane Cricket Ground during 2010-11 Ashes test series.
- His success as a cricketer came when he scored 273 runs at an average of 45 in 2016-17 Matador BBQ One-Day Cup (The major domestic one-day cricket competition in Australia). He was adjudged ‘Player of the Tournament’. He was also the second leading run-scorer in the 2017-18 season. Sheffield Shield (the major domestic first-class cricket competition in Australia), scoring 795 runs at an average of 39.75 with 2 centuries.
- In September 2017, during a home ODI, he became the first fielder to be punished under a new law that was introduced to prevent fielders from cheating on batsmen. He had failed to stop a ball while fielding, but he pretended to throw to the wicketkeeper after which 5 runs were deducted from his team’s score.
- During the 2019 English domestic season, for Glamorgan County Cricket ClubHe scored 1,114 runs in his first match. County Championship season, which includes 3 centuries in his first 4 first-class matches. He was the second highest scorer in the second division of County ChampionshipDespite playing only 10 matches. He also took 19 wickets in that season.
- Although renowned as one of the best young batsmen to have reached the international scene in the late 2010s, he had strong bowling performances in his early Test matches. He took 2 wickets in his first test match and 5 wickets in the next match. After that his batting got priority and he took just 5 more wickets in his next 17 Test matches.
- On August 18, 2019, he became the first cricketer in history to be used as a concussion substitute in a Test match. He replaced Steve Smith, who was hit by a bouncer the previous day and suffered a late injury. Marnus scored 59 runs on the last day of that match, the highest in Australia’s second innings.
- He was then selected for the next Test match, the third match of the series, in Steve’s absence. He was the top scorer for Australia in both innings of that match and, courtesy of England’s first innings total of 67 runs, he became just the 5th batsman in history to score 2 in a Test match. There were more than both. The total score scored by the opposing team in an innings.
- He was the highest run-scorer in Test matches in 2019, after which he moved up to the fourth position. ICC Player Rankings (Test match format), a phenomenal increase of 106 places within a year.
- By mid-December 2022, he had moved up to second place in those rankings. Around the same time, when he won the 2022-22 . scored 103 runs in the first innings of the second match of Ashes His batting average had increased to 62.48 in the Test series. This made him the batsman with the second-highest Test match batting average in history, behind only the great Sir Donald Bradman, who averaged 99.94 in 52 Test matches.
Featured image by Marnus Labuschagne / Instagram