The Age – A shattered Matthew Renshaw has been consoled by Australian captain Steve Smith after being dumped for the first two Ashes Tests.

Summary

  • A shattered Matthew Renshaw has been consoled by Australian captain Steve Smith after being dumped for the first two Ashes Tests.
  • While Smith backed the selection of debutant opener Cameron Bancroft in the Australian squad, the national skipper believed a long Test career still lay ahead for the out-of-form Renshaw.
  • Queensland opener Renshaw has played 10 Tests but was dumped after making just 70 Sheffield Shield runs at 11.66 this summer.
  • The hulking opener did not cement his place in the national side until his breakout 2000-01 tour of India, sweeping his way to 549 runs in three Tests.
  • “We would ideally like him [Renshaw] to go back to Shield cricket, rejuvenate the way he is playing and belt the door down with runs and demand selection as Cameron Bancroft has just done,” Australia chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns said.


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