The Australian national cricket team have perfected the art of winning games and big competitions. Their trophy cabinet serves as a testament to this fact. What makes the Aussies a phenomenal force in international cricket is their potential to operate collectively as a team.
Australia never believed in individual performances as they rely on the performances of all eleven players. Although there might be a few players who would have a bad day at the office, the majority of the players contribute to the team, which ultimately powers the team to glory.
Recently, Australia defeated Team India by a massive margin of 209 runs and won their first ICC World Test Championship. With this huge win in the final, they became the first team to win all the ICC titles. Let’s get to know more about the two Australians with 50-plus batting average in Tests since 2020 (minimum 20 innings).
1. Usman Khawaja
Australia’s opening batter, Usman Khawaja has well and truly cemented his place in the Test setup, courtesy of his consistent performances. It is not that easy for openers to dictate the terms and dominate the proceedings against the red ball which tends to swing quite a lot as compared to the white ball.
Despite all the challenges, Usman Khawaja has approached the innings with utmost confidence. His patience and temperament yielded him positive results. Usman Khawaja holds the highest batting average of 67.6 in Tests since 2020 (minimum 20 innings) as an Australian.
2. Marnus Labuschagne
Marnus Labuschagne is tagged as Australia’s Test specialist because of his consistency and temperament. Even when the bowlers exposed his frailties, he still overcame his technical glitch in batting technique and countered the opposition teams.
He is one of the batters from Australia who perfected the art of scoring runs in Tests. Moreover, he is restricted to playing the Test format for Australia. He has the second-best Test batting average of 54.5 as an Australian since 2020 (minimum 20 innings).
Updated as of June 28, 2023*