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30 Dec 2018

#IndiaInAustralia: All-rounder Marnus Labuschagne joins Australia's 14-member squad

#AUSvIND: Labuschagne expected to replace Mitchell Marsh

The Australian cricket team suffered a massive 137-run defeat against India in the third Test match held at the MCG.

Tim Paine's side trail India 1-2 in the four-match series and the focus will be on the hosts to avoid further humiliation in Sydney.

Australia have bolstered their squad with 24-year-old all-rounder Marnus Labuschagne.

Here are the details.

In context

#AUSvIND: Labuschagne expected to replace Mitchell Marsh
Marnus has been added to the squad: Paine

Addition

Marnus has been added to the squad: Paine

The addition of the player to the squad was confirmed by skipper Paine in the post-match press conference, following his side's defeat at MCG,

The Aussies need to win the Sydney Test that starts from January 2, 2019.

"Marnus has been added to the squad. What we're hearing is it's probably going to spin quite a bit," said the Aussie skipper.

Possibility

Mitchell Starc's position in the side under threat

Labuschagne could replace all-rounder Mitchell Starc in the Sydney Test.

Marsh has failed to live up to expectations and failed with both bat and ball in the third Test.

One expects Labuschagne to come in at number six and add some vitality.

With the Sydney pitch expected to assist spin, the inclusion of the player makes sense.

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Labuschagne had made Test debut against Pakistan

Debut

Labuschagne had made Test debut against Pakistan

Labuschagne had earlier made his Test debut against Pakistan in the UAE.

The all-rounder failed to make it count and lost his place in the side.

He got scores of 0, 13, 25 and 43 against Pakistan.

Labuschagne went on to pick seven wickets.

"We've got the best group of players available to us right now and we'll pick the best combination," added Paine.

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Who is Marnus Labuschagne?

When did Labuschagne made his debut for Australia?

What does Labuschagne bring to the table for the Aussies?

Whom could Labuschagne replace in the fourth Test?

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Who is Marnus Labuschagne?

Asked on 30-12-2018 by Tejas Das

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Marnus Labuschagne is a 24-year-old cricketer from Queensland. He was added to the Australian Test squad for the fourth Test against India.

When did Labuschagne made his debut for Australia?

Asked on 30-12-2018 by Cheshta Kadam

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Labuschagne made his debut in October this year against Pakistan in the UAE.

What does Labuschagne bring to the table for the Aussies?

Asked on 30-12-2018 by Pranav Trivedi

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The 24-year-old is a spin all-rounder. He is expected to add more vitality at the SCG.

Whom could Labuschagne replace in the fourth Test?

Asked on 30-12-2018 by Angel Rangan

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Labuschagne could replace the struggling Mitchell Marsh.

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