Matthew Renshaw Vows to Perform in Domestic Season before the Ashes
The rookie Test batsman for Australia, Matthew Renshaw, who is the part of Queensland side revealed he is looking forward to playing according to his strength in the JLT One-day Cup while relying on his ability – to play big innings in the format.
“I’m really looking forward to trying to get a hundred early on,” Renshaw was quoted as saying by Cricket Australia.
To kick off his season in summer for Australia, Renshaw admitted the fact while stating he can’t stop thinking about the traditional Ashes series which is slated for November 23 in Brisbane.
“You talk about the Ashes and how exciting it is, but I’ve got to get there first,” Renshaw added.
The 21-year-old will play his first game on September 29 (Friday) against the Cricket Australia XI at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane which got termed as the tailor-made for the batsmen. After being the part of Australia’s tour to Bangladesh, Renshaw didn’t taste success in the sub-continent in Tests, as he scored 76 in the four innings of two-match Test series against Bangladesh.
The promising prospect Renshaw hinted he is eyeing to through himself in the contention for the limited-overs cricket. Renshaw, who is aiming to prepare himself before the five-match series while shaping up to leave an impact in the domestic circuit.
“I think I might bat 12 or so times before that first Test, so it’s nice to be back,” Renshaw maintained.
While being hopeful to score a bulk of runs for his side, the Yorkshire-born Renshaw has sweated it out to encash on the opportunity while donning the colours.
“Being born there, mum and dad are talking about family coming over and all that. Hopefully I’ll be there, but for now you’ve got to try and keep that in the back of your mind,” Renshaw concluded.
It’s pertinent to mention Renshaw, who becomes threatening with the bat while relying on his strength, has shown his ability to play longer innings in a bid to acclimatise to the subcontinent conditions. After making his debut against South Africa in the international format in November last year,
Renshaw played 10 Tests to score 623 runs at an average of 36.84. He smashed a solitary hundred against Pakistan in Sydney. Renshaw, who enjoyed the Test stint, had a staggering start in the List A fixtures earlier. Owing to the hard work, Renshaw scored 173 in four matches at an average of 57.66. In 24 first-class games, he scored 1,705 runs 45 four-day innings.
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