Australia batting mainstay Steven Smith has predicted that rising star Marnus Labuschagne can be a future influential player if he retains a stage head after his breakthrough season. Smith suggested the 22-year-outdated Labuschagne to keep grounded after his meteoric rise in worldwide cricket, which noticed him publish 896 runs at a median of 112, hitting 4 centuries — two every in opposition to Pakistan and New Zealand — this season to this point.
He is now third within the ICC Test Rankings for batsmen behind India captain Virat Kohli and Smith.
“That’s is the real challenge for him now, having that amazing series, there’s going to be that expectation there now and it’s about managing that,” Smith was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
“The thing I like about Marnus is his willingness to learn and how quickly he picks things up, and if he continues to do that, he’s going to be a huge player for Australia for a long time.” The skilled Smith has been in a position to extend his success within the years since his breakout summer time of 2014-15 and he requested rookie Labuschagne to do the identical.
“He’s bought a good head on his shoulders, he’s bought that perception in himself now that he can do it, now it’s about resetting the clock each time he goes out to play. He’s bought a actually good understanding of how he desires to play and that’s a huge factor for a young player.
“To have that understanding and be in a position to stick to one thing for a extended time frame and belief it’s going to work, he’s discovered that technique now and I’ve little doubt he’s going to get higher.” Labuschagne is at the moment in India for the three-match ODI collection, starting in Mumbai on Tuesday.