Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head Approach Significant Milestones Leading up to Adelaide Test versus West Indies

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Australia is gearing up to face the West Indies in a two-match Test series starting on January 17 at the Adelaide Oval. Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne, key players for Australia, are on the verge of achieving significant Test milestones.

Labuschagne, who bats at No. three, is just four runs away from reaching 4000 Test runs. With an impressive batting average of 52.57, he has scored 3996 runs in 46 Tests and aims to become the fifth-fastest player to reach this milestone, following Sir Donald Bradman, Matthew Hayden, Neil Harvey, and Steven Smith.

Meanwhile, Travis Head is close to a notable Test record, needing 15 more runs to complete 3000 runs in Test cricket. As a crucial part of Australia’s middle-order, Head played a key role in their World Test Championship victory, scoring a magnificent century in the final against India. With a red-ball cricket average of 43.26, he aims to further improve his performance in the series against the West Indies.

The confirmed playing XIs for both teams are as follows:
Australia: Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Mitch Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.

West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Kirk McKenzie, Alick Athanaze, Kavem Hodge, Justin Greaves, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Gudakesh Motie, Alzarri Joseph, Shamar Joseph, Kemar Roach.

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