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Marnus Labuschagne not giving up on T20 World Cup dream

Marnus Labuschagne not giving up on T20 World Cup dream

Marnus Labuschagne not giving up on T20 World Cup dream
Australia's top-order Test specialist batsman Marnus Labuschagne has expressed concern for his fellow teammates that are in a dilemmatic situation in India amid the Covid-19 crisis. 

While some of the Aussie players have left India, including Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson, others are still taking part in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). Meanwhile, Labuschagne has admitted that getting ignored in the IPL auction was a 'blessing in disguise' for him. 

"I would love to have played in the IPL, it's a great tournament. But there are always two sides to the coin. It certainly looks like it was a blessing in disguise," said Labuschagne.

Currently, Marnus is gearing for his T20 stint with English county Glamorgan and he's excited to take part in 14 T20 Blast games this season. The gritty right-handed batter is confident of developing his overall white-ball game and earning his place in the T20 World Cup squad.

"The potential to play 14 T20 Blast games – which is almost double what I've played in my career – is exciting because that's a part of my game that I haven't had much of an opportunity to develop," he said.

While Marnus desires to play all three formats for his country, he's being pragmatic and maintains that he needs to play a lot more T20 cricket before he's picked for Australia in the shorter format.

"It's a completely different format but the approach is still a thought-out one. I definitely want to play for Australia in all formats, but it's hard to make a case to play T20 cricket for Australia on the back of (16) career games." he added.