Australia was hit by a major blow after Steve Smith was ruled out of the 3rd Ashes Test due to concussions. Marnus Labuschagne replaced Smith in the 2nd innings of Lord’s Test as like-for-like substitution and also for the 3rd Ashes Test.
So far Labuschagne has been brilliant with the bat, he justified Smith’s replacement who was in prolific form before being ruled out. Labuschagne scored 59 runs in the 2nd innings of Lord’s Test and 74 in the 1st innings of the 3rd Test at the Emerald Headingley.
His remarkable resistance against the top-quality bowling from Jofra Archer and the company was a treat to watch. Therefore, Marnus has made sure that he is the right guy for Australia to play on these hostile tracks. Australia might have to chip in Smith for someone else in the upcoming matches if recovers well before the time.