Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne wants to throw his name into the hat ahead of the auction that will be held on February 18 in Chennai for the IPL 2021 edition. Marnus Labuschagne is one of the best players in the world in test cricket right now and he has been in great form even during the 1-2 series loss against India. He is rated very highly in Australia due to his excellent technique and balance.
Labuschagne scored 176 runs in the recent Big Bash League 2020-2021 and his leg-breaks were useful picking up 10 wickets for Brisbane heat. The South African-born cricketer has always expressed his desire to play the cash-rich league and now he is in line to register for the auction. He could be a useful player at the top of the order and the teams will be taking note of him.
“I Would Love To Be Part Of It” – Marnus Labuschagne
Marnus Labuschagne has admitted that he will be registering for the IPL auction and see how it goes in the auction. He termed the Indian premier league as a great competition and revealed that he would love to be part of the tournament.
He will be itching to go to a franchise when his name goes up in the auction as we have already seen a lot of Australian domestic players who have a good BBL season are being picked up in the auction.
“I think so, I think so [will be registering for the IPL]. That will obviously be released really soonish anyway. You throw your name in the hat and see what happens. You know, like I’ve said that the IPL is a great competition. Personally, I would love to be part of it but, let’s see what happens,” Marnus Labuschagne said at a post-match interview of the Big Bash League.
BCCI Confident Of Hosting IPL 2021 In India
BCCI treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal has said that the board doesn’t have any ideas of backup venues for IPL 2021, and they are confident to host the IPL in India where the situation has been improving. Dhumal also told that it is better to host IPL in India rather than UAE due to the present Covid conditions.
“We are working on having the IPL in India and we are hopeful that we would be able to organize it. We are not even thinking of a back-up also at this point in time, we are wanting to do it here. India is probably safer than UAE at this point. Hopefully, the situation remains stable and keep improving and we will have it here,” Dhumal said.
The IPL 2020 was held in UAE in the COVID conditions and proved to be a great success.