Finger injury ends Australian batsman’s county stint
He was also drafted in by Somerset as a replacement of Warner.
Updated - Jun 24, 2018 12:56 pm
Matt Renshaw has had a topsy-turvy career thus far for the Australian team. He has been in and out of the team on a few occasions. However, luck has somewhat favored him in the last few months. In March, he replaced David Warner in the national team when the latter was handed a one-year suspension by Cricket Australia (CA) owing to the ball-tampering scandal.
He was also drafted in by Somerset to play in England’s domestic Four-Day and One-Day tournament as a replacement of Warner. Just when it seemed that the batsman was gaining rhythm into his batting, he has suffered a finger injury and will be returning to his country. The occurring panned out in Somerset’s four-day contest versus Surrey at Guildford.
“It’s a huge blow to us”- Kerr
“Matt sustained a fracture on the top of his finger. After speaking with Cricket Australia it has been agreed that he will return to Australia sooner rather than later. Sadly for us, that means it is the end of his time with Somerset this season,” a disappointed Jason Kerr, the Head Coach was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz while expressing his agony of not having the left-hander in the mix.
“It’s a huge blow to us because he has been brilliant both on and off the field. He fitted into the dressing room very well and a player of that caliber is going to be missed. However, it does create an opportunity for somebody else to come in and step up, so from that point of view it’s quite exciting,” he added while highlighting the prominence of his presence in the squad.
Renshaw was in prime form in the Four Day event as he was Somerset’s highest run-scorer with 513 runs from 6 matches at an average of 51.30. In the One-Day Cup, he managed 180 runs in 6 contests at an average of 30.