Australian right-hand batsman Marnus Labuschagne to stay out from the prior 23-member squad announced for the upcoming West Indies tour in July. Reportedly, Australia will play five T20Is and three ODIs in West Indies ahead of the ICC men’s T20 World Cup later this year. Being left out from the New Zealand tour in March, star performers Steve Smith, David Warner and Pat Cummins have returned to the team.
To replace the injured David Warner, Marnus Labuchagne has expressed his desire to open the innings. Marnus said, "If I got asked to open the batting, absolutely it’s an opportunity that I would enjoy". However, Cricket Australia added D'Arcy Short as a replacement for Warner in the Australian squad. Earlier, Warner suffered a groin injury after a stellar performance against India. Moreover, his availability for rest of the games remains… read-more