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Marnus Labuschagne

Marnus Labuschagne is a professional cricket player from Australia. Marnus Labuschagne is primarily a right-handed batsman but can also bowl leg-spin. According to the ICC Test batting rankings, he has been ranked as high as No. 1 and is regarded as one of the best Test batsmen in the world.

Early Life

Marnus Labuschagne was born on 22 June 1994, in Klerksdorp, Northwest Province, South Africa. His zodiac sign is Cancer and he is currently 29 years old. He holds Australian nationality and belongs to the Afrikaner ethnicity. Similarly, he practices Christianity religion.

He was born to Andre Labuschagne and Alta Labuscgahne. In addition, he grew up with his sister Ame Labuschan. His family immigrated to Australia in 2004, when he was ten years old after his father found a job in the mining industry.

Caption: Marnus Labuschagne with his parents, wife, and baby photo (Source: Cricreads)

Marnus Labuschagne – Education

In terms of his academic, he attended at Brisbane State High School. He grew up speaking Afrikaans, his native tongue and eventually learned English when he started school in Brisbane.

Professional Career

Domestic Games

Marnus Labuschagne has played for Queensland’s under-12, under-15, under-17, and under-19 teams. On the 31st of October 2014, he made his first-class debut at Adelaide Oval in the 2014-15 Sheffield Shield and scored 83 runs in the first innings against South Australia. During the 2012-13 National Championships, he captained the under-19 team of Queensland.

He made his List A debut on October 5, 2015, against Tasmania in the 2015 One Day Cup. In his eighth in the match Sheffield Shield, he scored 112 runs against South Australia at the Brisbane Cricket Ground. In the 2016 One Day Cup, he became the Player of the Tournament after scoring 273 runs at an average of 45.

Moreover, in the 2017-18 Sheffield Shield, which his team Queensland won, he was the leading runscorer for Queensland with 795 runs at an average of 39.75, including two hundred, and the tournament’s second-highest runscorer. He was also nominated to Cricket Australia’s Sheffield Shield team of the season. Further, he competes for Easts-Redlands District Cricket Club in Brisbane Grade Cricket.

He also represented Australia-A and was part of Cricket Australia’s National Performance Squad that visited India in 2017.


Labuschagne made his test debut against Pakistan on October 7, 2018, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), scoring 0 runs in the first innings and 13 runs in the second. In January 2019, he scored 81 runs in the first innings of a test against Sri Lanka at Brisbane Cricket Ground.

Caption: Marnus Labuschagne’s defensive shot (Source: Taipei Times)

During the two-match test series against Pakistan in Australia in November 2019, he scored his first/maiden test century with 185 runs in the first innings at Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane, and 162 runs in the first innings of the second test at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide; his series average was 173.50.

Continued performing well in the test matches

He scored 143 runs in the first innings and 50 runs in the second innings of the first test match at Perth Stadium, Perth, and 215 runs in the first innings and 59 runs in the second innings of the third test match at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, during the 2019-20 series against New Zealand.

Further, he made 108 runs in the first innings of the test match against India at the Brisbane Cricket Ground in January 2021. Moreover, he scored 103 runs in the first innings and 51 runs in the second innings of a test match against England at the Adelaide Oval in December 2021.

In July 2022, he made 104 runs in the first innings of a test against Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium. During the two-match test series against the West Indies in Australia in 2022, he scored 204 runs in the first innings and 104 runs not out in the second innings of the first test match at Perth Stadium, Perth, and 163 runs in the first innings of the second test match at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, with an average of 167.33. In January 2023, he made 79 runs in the first innings of a test against South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground.


He made his ODI debut against India on January 14, 2020, at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, India; however, he did not bat as India’s goal was chased by Australian openers. On January 19, 2020, at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, he scored 54 runs against India, marking his first half-century. He scored his first ODI century on March 7, 2020, against South Africa at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

On November 29, 2020, he scored 70 runs against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground. On March 31, 2022, he made 59 runs against Pakistan at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.  Moreover, on September 11, 2022, he scored 52 runs against New Zealand at Cazaly’s Stadium in Cairns. On November 19, 2022, he scored 58 runs against England at Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.

He was chosen to represent Australia in the 2023 World Cup. In the World Cup Final against India, he produced a match-winning half-century to lead his team to victory.


He scored two runs in his first Twenty20 International against Pakistan on April 5, 2022, at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan. He has also played in his home country’s domestic league called Big Bash League (BBL).

In November 2016, he signed with the Brisbane Heat team and made his BBL debut on 17th January 2017 against Melbourne Star. He scored his first BBL half-century, scoring 73 runs in 48 balls (seven fours and two sixes) against Sydney Thunders on the 27th of January 2023.

Net Worth 2024

Labuschagne’s net worth is expected to be $5 million by 2023. His main source of income is his cricketing profession. He is a centrally contracted player for Cricket Australia, earning a base pay of $1.2 million annually. He also receives income from match fees, sponsorships, and endorsements.

Relationship Status

Caption: Marnus Labuschagne’s family photo (Source: Glamorgan Cricket Archives)

On the 26th of May 2017, Marnus Labuschagne married to Rebekah. With the marriage, the couple is blessed with a daughter named Hallie Grace Labuschagne.

Body Measurements

Caption: Marnus Labuschagne walking off the cricket ground (Source: Glamorgan Cricket Archives)

This Australian cricketer is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs around 70kg. In addition, he has a pair of brown eyes with blonde hair colour and his body measurement is 38-32-13 inches.

Marnus Labuschagne – Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@marnus3’ there are over 793k followers. Likewise, there are over 170.3k followers on his Twitter page ‘@marnus3cricket’, and over 4.8k followers on his Facebook page.

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