Winter Watch 2: BBL and International action

27 Nov 2020 | Cricket

Marnus Labuschagne and Michael Neser receive call-ups to the Australian squads for India's tour, and Colin Ingram jets off to the Big Bash in this latest edition of #GlamWinterWatch.

Marnus Labuschagne is currently playing in the opening ODI of the summer for his Australia side and, at the time of writing, had scored two off two as a late order hitter and was yet to bowl, after Steve Smith smashed a century on his way back to his world-class form.

Michael Neser was named alongside Labuschagne in the Test squad with coach Justin Langer hoping that Neser wouldn't able to play, with his focus on his front-line seamers being healthy and in form.

Labuschagne was named in the squads for all three formats, and can expect to play every Test match and ODI with an outside chance of breaking into the Australia IT20 squads after his incredible performances in the intra-squad games in England.

Labuschagne followed up his first game century for Queensland with 167 in his next match before an out-of-character patch of form, recording two ducks in a row. Neser followed his remarkable five-for and century in that same first game with five wickets across his last two games and will be hoping for a chance to reverse that form on the highest stage.


Colin Ingram is currently quarantining in Australia for the Big Bash as he received a call-up from the Hobart Hurricanes as cover for Dawid Malan, the England batsman. Originally set to play in the Lanka Premier League, Ingram will return 'Down Under' and be looking to regain the form that saw him play a part in their title triumph in 17/18.

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On a grade cricket front, Nick Selman (Sunshine Coast Scorchers) and Charlie Hemphrey (Sandgate-Redcliffe District) have been back in action, with Hemphrey tallying 12 and 18* in his opening game.

Selman has been in far more impressive form, scoring 72 against Labuschagne's Redland Tigers (with the leg-spinning all-rounder taking two wickets with some rapid seam bowling) and a dominant 172* (from 237 balls, with 15 fours and 3 sixes).

Former Glamorgan players have also been in action over the last six weeks, in Pakistan and Australia.

Fakhar Zaman won the Pakistan domestic T20, scoring 67 in the final, followed by a stint with the national team in their white-ball series against Zimbabwe. He then helped his Lahore Qalanders to the PSL final, alongside Samit Patel, where they fell just short of the title.

Kraigg Brathwaite is currently with the West Indies in New Zealand preparing for a Test series, and overnight recorded what should be a career-best 246 from 400 balls against New Zealand A (the game is thought to have official first-class status), while Shaun Marsh sits second in the Sheffield Shield run-scorers (behind double double-centurion Will Puckosvki) with three centuries and an 88 in six knocks, at a strike rate just above 60 and an average of 97.