"Not In My Control," Australia Batter Marnus Labuschagne On ODI World Cup 2023 selection

Labuschagne's intentions are clear for the ODI World Cup 2023 are clear but he admitted that the selection is not in his control.

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David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne scored centuries which helped the Aussies to register a convincing 123-run victory in the South Africa vs Australia second one-day international at the Mangaung Oval on Saturday. Warner made 106 and Labuschagne 124 in an Australian total of 392 for eight. Leg-spinner Adam Zampa took four for 48 as South Africa were bowled out for 269 in the 42nd over. After the end of the match, Labuschagne said that getting to the ODI World Cup 2023 spot is not in his control and all he can do is enjoy his game.

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What did Marnus Labuschagne say about his selection for the ODI World Cup 2023?

Australia sealed their place at the top of the ICC Men's ODI rankings by dethroning Pakistan following their dominant display against South Africa in the 2nd ODI of the five-match ODI series.

"Most of them are family. It is always nice, a bit of added pressure. It is nice to be scoring some runs in front of friends and family. I still think I left a few runs out there, thought I could have opened up and taken us to 430. But as the game does, it leaves you wanting more. You have got to be content. I was happy with how we got about it. We got to a great start with the bat and put pressure on them straight away. WC spot is one of those things that is not in my control at all. My thing is just enjoying playing cricket," said the Australian batter in the post-match presentation.

"Like I said to Shamsi, 'If I go home, I get to see my daughter; if I go to the World Cup, I will get to play a World Cup for Australia,' so my job is to keep well," added Labuschagne.

Marnus scored 80* in 93 balls in a difficult situation in the first ODI match and now a century. He has made his intentions clear. Marnus wants to be a serious white-ball player as well. He wants to make sure that his spot in any tournament should not be questioned. Labuschagne also brought up his 1,000 ODI runs. In 32 ODIs and 30 innings. This year, he has scored 247 ODI runs at an avg of over 82.33, with one century and a fifty.

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