Former Australia spinner Brad Hogg has made his pick for the candidate that would open alongside Aaron Finch in the absence of David Warner in the 3rd ODI against India. Warner is currently suffering from a groin injury which he sustained during the 2nd ODI at Sydney and is all set to miss the remainder of the limited-overs leg games to be fit in time for the test series.
Australia’s dominant performance with both bat and ball resulted in them sealing the series after winning the 2nd ODI at Sydney. The injury to David Warner has also resulted in Darcy Short being named as his replacement though it is unlikely he’ll be getting a go in the series.
Labuschagne’s batting style would thrive as an opener in ODI – Brad Hogg
Brad Hogg’s pick for the opening spot was none other than Marnus Labuchagne who’s both the knocks in the first as well the second ODI have seemingly gone unnoticed. Hogg in a tweet stated how Marnus Labuchagne’s batting style would thrive as an opener in ODI cricket. Which is why he feels Labuschagne is Australia’s best option to open alongside FInch in the third and the final ODI.
“No Warner, Labuschagne’s batting style would thrive as an opener in ODI cricket. Definitely Australia’s best option to open with Finch in the final ODI,” Brad Hogg wrote.
Marnus Labuschagne rose into the Australian scenes during the 2019 Ashes series and hasnt looked back ever since. On the bank of his strong test performances, he was given a go in the ODI side where he hasnt failed to excel. The right-handed batsman has 466 runs at an average of 42.36 which includes one century and three fifties.
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) November 30, 2020