These were very uncharacteristic dismissals compared to the way I usually played, Labuschagne said. So I was very frustrated that they took me out like that, and I asked myself, ‘Why was I playing those pitches?
I came up with my own bottom line of what it was. Now I wonder if there’s anything I can do tactically or technically to keep it from happening again.
It’s pretty rare when I play on balls like that, so it’s not something I’m going to think too much about, but I’m held to a much higher standard than those layoffs.
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting backed Labuschagne to get back to his best game.
I think he’s making it a little difficult, Ponting told The ICC Review.
He has to trust and believe in what has made him the number two batsman in the world for the last few years and get back to that.
In fact, I would advise him to go and watch some video footage of when he played his best, remember those moments and do it all over again.
The second test starts at Lord’s on Wednesday.