Matt Renshaw confident to be fit before Australia A's tour of India

Matt Renshaw confident to be fit before Australia A’s tour of India

Renshaw last played for Australia back in March 2018 against South Africa.

Matt Renshaw
Matt Renshaw. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Australia A are currently scheduled to tour India next month for a tri-nation series also involving South Africa. The matches will be played at the Dr. Gokaraju Liala Gangaaraju ACA Cricket Ground in Vijayawada and will take place from August 17 to 29. Matt Renshaw, the left-handed batsman, was drafted in the squad, but his participation is currently under the clouds.

The Australians will also play a couple of four-day matches after the conclusion of the triangular series and Renshaw is also a part of that team. The Yorkshire-born cricketer injured his finger last month while playing for Somerset in their four-day match against Surrey at Guildford.

I’ll hopefully get back just in time

He was roped in as David Warner’s replacement. He had a surgery last week on his left index finger.  However, despite the injury, the 22-year is confident about his return for the series’, but reckoned that he has to work out of his skins to make the cut.

“I’ve got surgery … so probably about 6-8 weeks after that. I’ll hopefully get back just in time for the Aus A series, but we’ll have to work on that quite a bit,” Renshaw was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.

The senior team is scheduled to play Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) later this year in October. Renshaw made a comeback to the Test squad after the likes of Warner, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft were handed suspensions following the shambolic ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, which marred Australian cricket’s reputation to a large extent.

The batsman made his debut back in 2016, however, hasn’t featured on a consistent basis in the national team owing to lacklustre performances. He has played 11 Tests thus far in which he has scored 646 runs at an average of 33.47. His highest score of 184 came against Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground back in January 2017.

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