Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne has made quite an impact after becoming the sport’s first concussion substitute, having replaced Steve Smith during the second innings of the drawn second Ashes Test at Lord's.
Since then, the 25-year-old South African-born has scored three half-centuries in as many innings. And although he missed out on his maiden Test ton during Australia’s second innings in the third Ashes Test at Headingley, his knock of 80 runs helped his team to post a mammoth 359 onboard for England to chase.
Batting first, Australia rode on the back of an impressive 111-run stand between Labuschagne and David Warner, and it is safe to say the five-time World Cup winners are well on course of retaining the Ashes.
Relatively unknown before his introduction at Lord’s, the 25-year-old has garnered several accolades of late. And while his performance on the field has been quite unique, his last name has congregated equal attention amongst the neutrals.
Still unsure how to pronounce ‘Labuschagne’? Have a look at how to ace it ft. the Australian players.
I would like us all to learn the Afrikaans pronunciation of Labuschagne https://t.co/fcy8gORF2a— Richard Dixon (@drdickdixon) August 20, 2019
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