Such has been his batting prowess in the last 16-18 months that the right-hander, who has made number three his own, will be one of the prized scalps for India in the Test series, starting December 17
With David Warner ruled out of the last ODI as well as the upcoming T20 Internationals, Labuschagne won't mind a chance to open the innings if he is asked about it.
Labuschagne said he was thrilled at the prospect of testing himself in the BBL once again this summer against some of the best T20 players in the world.
Asked about leadership roles, Labuschagne said he was not thinking about that.
In the longest format, Smith and Kohli have been hogging the top two in ICC rankings for a while now. Labuschagne feels Smith ability to bat consistently in different conditions sets him apart.
Labuschagne also feels that Ishant Sharma, in the past two years, has been phenomenal.
In his debut county season in 2019, Labuschagne scored 1,114 runs at an average of over 65 with five centuries and as many half-centuries.
Marnus Labuschagne admitted that it would be strange if the practice is banned as the action has become a habit for the ball shiners on the field.
All cricket is on hold right now due to the pandemic sweeping through the globe with several tours and tournaments being either cancelled or postponed.
Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Agar, Joe Burns, Kane Richardson and Matthew Wade are the six new names in the list.
The Australian cricketer witnessed an outstanding year in 2019 after rising to the number three spot in the ICC Test batsmen rankings.
Labuschagne is also seen getting throwdowns from his friend at his backyard in a video.
Smith, the world number 1 Test batsman, has amassed 7227 runs in 73 Tests and 4162 runs in ODIs with an unconventional technique, which most have failed to decode.
Heinrich Klaasen produced another impressive batting performance as South Africa won the final one-day international against Australia by six wickets.
Tendulkar had lavished praise on Labuschagne, saying he is a special talent on the sidelines of Bushfire Cricket Bash three days back.