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It is hard to get past Bumrah: Labuschagne


Marnus Labuschagne is the young Australian future star. His ability and capabilities to bring out the best from pressured situation is equally adored. Although, he has played just one test against India but Australian swift-riser Labuschagne feels that Jasprit Bumrah is “hard to get past”.

Labuschagne had played one test against India in Sydney during the 2018-19 series. The youngster is eagerly waiting to face India in December. While talking about the bowling attack India possesses,

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“They are all good bowlers but it is hard to get past Jasprit Bumrah,” the 26-year-old told PTI in an exclusive interview from Brisbane.

“He has the ability to consistently bowl around 140 kmph and swing the ball when conditions are suitable. He is also able to angle the ball back in at the stumps.”

“You always want to test yourself against the best. Jasprit is probably the leader of that attack,” said Labuschagne.

Labuschagne also feels that Ishant Sharma, in the past two years, has become the vital weapon Indian pace attack.

“Ishant has been very good during the last couple of years. Coming over here and angling the ball back into right handers, that would be a good challenge for us also,” said the youngster.

About his success in the second season where others always finds it difficult as the opposition tends to have a better grasp of a player’s game and Labuschagne is one step ahead.

“In terms of a great first year, it was an amazing summer and hopefully, I can better that this time. Hopefully, against a side like India, testing yourself against one of the best bowling attacks in world cricket at the moment,” he said.

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