There is less than a week left to start the Test series between Australia and India, but the difficulties of the host team are increasing.
After the team’s lead batsman David Warner, now young Will Pukowski has also been injured and has been ruled out of the first Test.
In such a situation, Marnus Labuschen says that he is also ready to open for the team.
Let us tell you that the Test series will begin on December 17.
I am ready to bat at any number – Labushen
Australia’s trusted batsman Labushen has said that he is only focusing on his preparations. Apart from this, he believes that he can bat in any order.
Labushen said, “I’m ready to face the bowlers. It doesn’t matter what the circumstances are. I batted at number three last summer, so hopefully I’m going to play at three.”
Labushen was seen in tremendous form last year
He was the only batsman to have scored the most runs in Test cricket last year and touched the 1,000-run mark. He scored 1,104 runs in 11 Tests at an average of 64.94. He is the second best average batsman (63.43) after Bradman (99.94).
I can also open for the team- Labushen
After Warner and Pukowski were injured, Australia has a problem with the opening. In such a situation, the Australian team management can play claim on Labushen.
Regarding the opening, he went on to say, “If the team starts the innings with me, I will. It’s a team game and you have to do it to win the match. We have to wait and see what the conditions are.” ”
Warner and Pukowski will be fit until second Test- Trevor Hohns
Let me tell you that Warner will not be able to play in the first test due to groin injury. On the other hand, young Pukowski was injured during the practice match and was ruled out of the Adilate Test.
Chief selector Trevor Hohns said, “We are disappointed for David Warner and Will Pukowski that they will not be available for the first Test. We expect both players to be fully fit before the second Boxing Day Test. . ”
These are Australia’s other options in the opening
Australia, who is battling injured players, has included Marcus Harris in the Test team, who recently scored a double century in first-class cricket.
At the same time, the team’s opener as Burns, his recent performance has been disappointing. He has scored 4 and 0 in the first practice match.
In such a situation, veteran Shaun Marsh could be another option, who played the last Test against India only in January 2019.