Marnus Labuschagne slams 'garbage' decision to include 'Bazball' in the dictionary as Australia star aims another dig at England ahead of World Cup clash

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  • Marnus Labuschagne has taken different swipe astatine England 
  • The word 'Bazball' has been included successful nan dictionary 
  • He described nan determination arsenic 'garbage' 

By Lawrence Booth and Ollie Lewis For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 07:46 EDT, 1 November 2023 | Updated: 07:49 EDT, 1 November 2023

Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne has bullied nan determination by nan Collins English Dictionary to see 'Bazball' among its 10 caller words for 2023.

'Oh man, that is garbage,' he said erstwhile told of nan news. 'I don't what that is, honestly.'

Australia return connected a beleaguered England broadside fresh to caput location pursuing a bid of abysmal performances successful India. 

The reigning world champions beryllium bottommost of nan array aft chastening defeats successful each but 1 of their games truthful far.

But Labuschagne has warned Australia not to return England lightly, contempt their absymal performances successful India. 

Marnus Labuschagne has slammed a 'garbage' determination to put 'Bazball' successful nan dictionary

'If there's ever a squad that's vulnerable erstwhile they're down and out, it's England,' he said.

The Aussies will beryllium without prima allrounder Glenn Maxwell aft he injured himself falling disconnected a play cart. 

Maxwell is nether concussion protocols for up to 8 days aft his 2nd freak mishap successful nan past year.

Last November, Maxwell collapsed a limb erstwhile he slipped while pretending to pursuit a friend astatine a day party.

His latest mishap came during nan cup successful India when, aft playing play pinch teammates connected Monday, he fell disconnected a cart transporting players to nan squad bus.

Australia's coach Andrew McDonald expects Maxwell to miss conscionable 1 game.

'He's doing fine, he'll commencement immoderate ray exercises coming and we consciousness arsenic though it will beryllium a reasonably straightforward return to play protocol,' McDonald told reporters successful Bengaluru.

Labuschagne was little than impressed pinch nan praise for England's attacking marque of cricket

'I suppose nan fortunate portion was location was nary different wounded sustained which could person been a batch worse than it is.

'It rattled everyone, to beryllium fair, erstwhile it came to nan conclusion location was a concussion and he was going to miss a game.

'There was thing untoward successful nan behaviour passim nan day, it was a clear-cut accident.

'Unfortunately it has compromised what we are doing arsenic a team.'

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