Marnus Labuschagne crowned Test Player of the Year at Allan Border Medal ceremony

MARNUS Labuschagne has capped a golden summer with more silverware at Australian cricket's night of nights.

STAR: Marnus led the charge as Australia walloped New Zealand in a one sided test match at Syndey. Photo: Getty Images/Cricket Australia

STAR: Marnus led the charge as Australia walloped New Zealand in a one sided test match at Syndey. Photo: Getty Images/Cricket Australia

The Redlands Tigers product, who was an unlikely addition to the Ashes squad in July, polled 25 votes as he beat out Steve Smith and Pat Cummins for the Test Player of the Year award at the Allan Border Medal ceremony.

It comes just a month on from his inclusion in the ICC Test Team of the Year, where he became the first Redlands player since Shane Watson to receive recognition from the game's governing body.

Labuschagne finished the Test summer with 1340 runs at an average of 74.44, including three centuries against the likes of New Zealand and Pakistan.

He is currently the ICC Test Championship's top run scorer and tallied more runs than any Australian player during the 12-month voting period for the Allan Border Medal.

His sparkling 143 under lights at Perth in December was also voted one of the best knocks of 2019 by ESPN Cricinfo.

The South African born batsman's next international assignment will be later this month when Australia play a three match one-day series against South Africa.

He was called-up to the limited overs side in January for a series against India, scoring 46 and 54 as Australia went down 2-1.

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