Marnus Labuschagne have unwavering hope and belief in “miracles”.

Initially omitted, Marnus Labuschagne emerged as a pivotal figure in Australia’s historic sixth World Cup victory over India . The middle-order batsman emphasized his unwavering hope and belief in “miracles.” Initially Marnus Labuschagne was left out of the 18-member provisional Australia’s World Cup squad.

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Marnus labuschagne scored 58 in finals , image source – getty image

The 29-year-old was a last-minute inclusion in the team, taking place in the team in place of Ashton Agar who misses tournament due to a calf injury. Reflecting on his unbeaten 58 in the crucial match, Labuschagne shared, “It’s hard for me not to believe in miracles, and that there’s someone above putting the pieces together.”

Throughout the tournament, Labuschagne showcased his batting skills and amassing 362 runs with three fifties at an impressive average of 40.22. In the final, he played a very important role in a match-winning 192-run partnership with Travis Head, securing a decisive six-wicket victory over India. Despite his significant contributions, Labuschagne admitted uncertainty about his place in the playing eleven for the final.

Marnus Labuschagne– “Last night, 10 o’clock, the team hadn’t been announced yet. Didn’t know (if I was playing), I was sitting on my bed. And I was actually thinking: How can I add value then if I’m not playing? Maybe fielding?” he told

“Then at quarter past 10, the team got sent out and it just said ‘same team’. So that was a bit of a relief.” After the initial snub, a wrist injury to Steve Smith saw Labuschagne being added as a late inclusion for a five-match ODI series in South Africa, but was ignored for the first game in Bloemfontein.

“I think I was unofficially dropped five times, but played every game,” said Labuschagne, who has now played in 25 consecutive ODIs for Australia over the past 12 months.

“I wasn’t in the squad in South Africa. Someone got concussed, I got an opportunity, got some runs, pushed my case, got in the squad, played 19 games since the first South Africa (ODI) in a row.

“So it’s hard for me not to think, you know, as a man of faith, that there’s not someone else pulling the strings. I’m very thankful for the coaches and selectors for sticking by me… Luckily I got us over the line,” he added.

Marnus Labuschagne praised travis head

“It’s almost the perfect pair out there for that sort of scenario. Me absorbing the pressure at one end, Heady putting pressure back on them at the other,” said Labuschagne.

“We played a beautiful hand, because I’m playing such a low-risk game, not letting them in, Heady’s taking the game on… They’re kind of getting punched from both ends.

“We just kept saying to each other, ‘Just keep playing your way’. He said (when victory was in sight) ‘I’m gonna finish it this over’. I really wish he was out there for the finish… It was such a special innings.”

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