Marnus Labuschagne ready for T20 cricket: Steve Smith

Former Australia captain Steve Smith believes Marnus Labuschagne is capable enough to play in all formats of the game.

"I certainly don't see why not," Smith was quoted as saying by www.cricket.com.au after the duo returned from their India tour where they lost the ODI series 1-2.

"We saw how he grew in Test cricket over the summer, the way he played and in his first few one-day games he looked right at home.

"Now it is (about) taking that to the next level in T20.

"He is so quick between the wickets so there are lots of twos to be had. You need those sorts of players in your team in T20 cricket. He certainly has a bright future."

Both Smith and Labuschagne will play in the Big Bash League (BBL) now for Sydney Sixers and Brisbane Heat and the two will square off on Thursday when their teams cross swords.