Marnus Labuschagne Parents, Wife, Height, Age, Cricket & Facts

Uncover the thrilling saga of Marnus Labuschagne in this article! From his roots, shaped by his parents and family, to his personal life with his wife, every facet is explored.

Witness his cricketing journey, adorned with stellar records. Plus, unearth some exciting, interesting facts about Labuschagne. Get set for an exhilarating ride into the life of this cricketing maestro!

Marnus Labuschagne Parents & Background:

The well-known South African-Australian cricketer, Marnus Labuschagne, was born on June 22, 1994, in Klerksdorp, North West Province, South Africa.

At the age of 10, he relocated to Australia when his father found employment there.

His father, Andre Labuschagne, is employed in the mining sector. And, his mother’s name is Alta Labuschagne.

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Marnus Labuschagne with his parents.

Marnus also has a sister named Ame Labuschagne. Marnus’s closely knit family has always supported his cricketing ambitions.

Early Life:

From a young age, Marnus’s interest in cricket was apparent. He would put on his pads and gloves and sit on the couch to watch international cricket matches on television.

Not only that, but he even persuaded members of his extended family to throw balls at him in the backyard. Consequently, his passion for the sport continued to flourish.

As a result, he played school cricket in South Africa and, after moving to Australia, he continued to pursue his love for the game.

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Marnus Labuschagne with his sister.

In November 2010, Marnus had the opportunity to work as a Hot Spot infrared camera operator for Channel 9 at The Gabba in Brisbane. And, soon he started playing domestic cricket.

Labuschagne’s journey, from a cricket-loving child in South Africa to a top-ranking batsman in Australia continues to inspire many young aspiring cricketers around the world.

Age, Height & Wife of Marnus Labuschagne:

Marnus Labuschagne’s Profile:
Personal Life:
Full NameMarnus Labuschagne
Nickname Hurricane
Date of BirthJune 22, 1994
Age29 years, 8 months (in 2024)
NationalityAustralina
ReligionChristianity
Zodiac/Sun SignCancer
Birth PlaceKlerksdorp, Northwest Province, South Africa
EducationBrisbane State High School
Physical Stats:
Height 5ft. 11″
(1.80 m)
(180 cm)
WeightNot known
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorLight Brown
Family & Relationships:
Father
Andre Labuschagne
MotherAlta Labuschagne
Siblings1 sister (Ame Labuschagne)
Marital StatusMarried
WifeRebekah Labuschagne
Children1 daughter (Hallie Grace Labuschagne)
Career:
ProfessionCricketer
Playing RoleBatter
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight arm Legbreak
Major TeamsAustralia, Queensland, Glamorgan, Brisbane Heat.
Test Debut
Pakistan vs Australia at Dubai (October 07, 2018)
ODI Debut
India vs Australia at Wankhede (January 14, 2020)
T20I DebutPakistan vs Australia at Lahore (April 05, 2022)
First-Class DebutQueensland vs South Australia at Adelaide (October 31, 2014)
List-A Debut Queensland vs Tasmania at North Sydney (October 05, 2015)
T-20 DebutStars vs Heat at Melbourne (January 17, 2017)

Marnus Labuschagne Partner:

Marnus Labuschagne’s wife’s name is Rebekah Labuschagne. The Australian batter tied the knot with Rebekah on May 26, 2017.

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Marnus Labuschagne with his partner.

Rebekah also competed her nursing degree in the year 2017.

Marnus and his wife, Rebekah, were blessed with their first child, a daughter named Hallie Grace Labuschagne, on September 20, 2022.

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Marnus Labuschagne with his wife and daughter.

They also has a chocolate Labrador named ‘Milo,’ who occasionally features on Labuschagne’s Instagram, often seen playing backyard cricket.

Marnus Labuschagne Cricket Career:

Marnus Labuschagne’s cricket career started at the domestic level, where he played for Queensland and the Easts-Redlands District Cricket Club.

In 2013, he ventured to England to play club cricket for Plymouth in the Devon Premier League. The following year, he continued his stint in England, playing for the Sandwich Town Cricket Club in the Kent Premier League. He was a high scorer for both teams.

On October 31, 2014, Labuschagne made his first-class debut in the Sheffield Shield against South Australia. His debut was noteworthy, scoring 83 runs in the first innings, although he didn’t score in the second innings.

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Marnus’ childhood pic.

Moving to the same month but a year later, Labuschagne and Billy Stanlake both marked their List A debuts for Queensland in the 2015 One-Day Cup on October 5, against Tasmania.

As for his T20 career, it began when Labuschagne played his first T20 for Brisbane Heat against Melbourne Stars on January 17, 2017. Although he didn’t get a chance to bat in the match, he did bowl one over. His teammate, spinner Mitchell Swepson, was awarded the man of the match for his outstanding bowling performance.

Labuschagne also plays for Glamorgan in county cricket and for the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League.

Labuschagne’s International Career:

Marnus Labuschagne started his international cricket journey with his Test debut for Australia against Pakistan on October 7, 2018. This match also marked the Test debut of two other skilled Australian batters, Aaron Finch and Travis Head.

In this match, Labuschagne didn’t score much, making 0 runs in the first innings and 13 in the second. However, he did manage to take two wickets, with his first international wicket being Asad Shafiq.

The Turning Point:

Labuschagne’s career saw a major shift during the 2019 Ashes series. He made history by becoming the first player to be used as a concussion substitute in Test cricket after Steve Smith was concussed by a bouncer from Jofra Archer.

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Labuschagne with Steve Smith.

Labuschagne made the most of this opportunity, scoring 59 runs in that innings. He ended up scoring four half-centuries in the series and was the second highest run-scorer for Australia, after Smith.

By the end of 2019, he had scored more Test runs than any other player in the world that year.

Following his impressive Test performances, Labuschagne made his ODI debut against India at Wankhede on January 14, 2020.

However, he didn’t get a chance to bat in his first ODI as the Australian openers, Warner and Finch, chased down the target without losing their wickets, winning the match by 10 wickets.

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Marnus with Travis Head and Cameron Green.

Later on, Labuschagne made his T20I debut alongside Cameron Green and Ben Dwarshuis, against Pakistan on April 05, 2022.

He scored only two runs in the match before being stumped out by Rizwan. This remains the only T20I match he has played so far.

In addition to his impressive statistics, Labuschagne’s career is filled with several noteworthy achievements. He was part of the Australian team that won the 2023 ICC World Test Championship final and the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup.

Facts about Marnus Labuschagne:

  • Marnus loves to play straight drives.
  • He speaks both Afrikaans and English fluently.
  • His favorite movies are “Draft Day” and Remember the Titans”.
  • The Australian cricketer is quite the coffee enthusiast.
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Marnus with his pet dog.
  • Apart from cricket, he loves playing tennis and golf.
  • He witnessed Peter Siddle’s iconic hat-trick on Siddle’s 26th birthday during the 2010–11 Ashes series while working as camera operator for Channel 9.
  • His favorite song is ‘Our Song’ by Taylor Swift.
  • He is also recognized for his dynamic performance in the field.
  • His favorite cricketer is former South African all rounder, Jacques Kallis.

Records & Achievements:

  • Marnus Labuschagne is the first Australian to reach the top spot in the world Test cricket rankings.
  • He reached 1,000 runs in Test cricket faster than any other Australian.
  • He’s the only Australian to score a hundred in each of his first three Test matches.
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Marnus is celebrating the WC 2023 win with Mitch Marsh and Alex Carey.
  • He was part of the Australian team that won the 2023 ICC World Test Championship final and the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup.
  • In 2020, the International Cricket Council (ICC) named him the ICC Men’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year.
  • Australia named him as the Test Player of the Year in February 2020.
  • Also, in April 2020, he was named as one of the five Cricketers of the Year by Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Who are the parents of Marnus Labuschagne?

    His father’s name is Andre Labuschagne and mother’s name is Alta Labuschagne.

  2. How tall is Marnus Labuschagne?

     5ft. 11″ (1.80 m or 180 cm)

  3. Who is the wife of Marnus Labuschagne?

    His wife’s name is Rebekah Labuschagne, and the couple has a daughter named Hallie Grace.

  4. What is the age of Marnus Labuschagne?

    29 years, 8 months (in 2024)

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