400 per cent increase: Marnus in line for million-dollar payday

Riley Morgan
Sports Reporter

Marnus Labuschagne has enjoyed an incredible rise in the world batting rankings this year after a breathtaking season.

And the Queenslander is set to be rewarded for his stunning form with a 400 per cent pay raise thanks to his inclusion in the ODI squad to tour India.

Labuschagne rose three spots to No.5 in the world on the ICC player rankings this week, off the back of three Test centuries in a row.

Incredibly, the right-hander began the year outside of the top 100 and was No.98 when he replaced Steve Smith as a concussion substitute in the second Test of the Ashes at Lord's.

Marnus Labuschagne is expected to gain a huge pay rise. (Getty Images)

Labuschagne is reportedly on $275,000, which is the minimum CA contact.

But he is reported to be in line for a $1 million increase in pay after making the ODI squad as well, according to The Australian.

Since stepping into the Test team during the Ashes, Labuschagne has made 893 Test runs at 81.18.

But his expected pay rise is also due to his domestic ODI form.

The 25-year-old made 364 runs at 60.66 in the domestic One Day Cup.