"Marnus has big appetite for runs" Pat Cummins after West Indies win
Marnus Labuschagne after scoring a double century [Source: Associated Press]
Marnus Labuschagne has been unstoppable with the bat, hammering the bowlers around park. With a steady head and cunning wrists Labuschagne scored a double century and another century in the first Test against West Indies.
Australian skipper Pat Cummins has heaped praise on the batter after Australia's 164-run win against the Windies.
Cummins heaps praise on Labuschagne
"The batters did their job, the quicks stood up, it was a fantastic all-round performance. Marnus (Labuschagne) is ridiculous, he has a big appetite for runs. Lyon is the most important bowler in our team, he keeps taking wickets. There was not much on offer for the spinners, but he found out a way and kept picking wickets."
Injury scare for Cummins
The captain's participation in the second Test is very doubtful as he still hasn't recovered from a quad injury sustained during the first innings. The pace attack leader did not bowl for the rest of the days but was contributing on the field. Concerns were raised as peers observed Cummins' extremely restricted movement. To which Cummins replied
"Doing well, just have a tight quad. It is not too bad, I was about to bowl. It feels fine. The boys called it a jog (while fielding), I was happy with it, tried to be protective and hopefully I will be available for Adelaide. Keeping my fingers crossed for the next couple of days.