For Australia, Marnus Labuschagne has been a true legend. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that his stocks have soared to world-class levels in recent years. There have been rumours that he could be the next Australian captain in the longest format of the game. Tim Paine is Australia’s current Test captain. However, it is quite doubtful that he will remain at the helm for an extended period of time. He doesn’t have age on his side, and his results as a skipper haven’t been very impressive.

With a win ratio of less than 50 percent, the wicketkeeper has won 11 of his 23 Tests as captain (47.82). Pat Cummins and Steve Smith are two additional candidates for the job. Paine, on the other hand, will captain Australia in the forthcoming Ashes series, which begins next month. In a recent interview with News Corp, Marnus Labuschagne talked about becoming the next captain. He did, however, note that the duties can be performed without having a captain’s designation. “I would certainly love to captain Australia.”

“That would be a hit with everyone. But for me, it’s about making sure I put the team first, and being a leader doesn’t always imply having a title. You can be a leader without having a title, and I believe that’s the role I’m best suited for”, according to Marnus Labuschagne. As a result, he believes he can accomplish the obligations of a leader without the title.

Despite making his Test debut in 2018, Australia’s number three hitter did not secure his status until 2019. The batting maestro hasn’t looked back since replacing Steve Smith as a concussion substitution. In 18 Tests, he has scored 1885 runs at an average of 60.81. There are ten fifties and five hundreds in this group.