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Matt Renshaw launched to play BBL finals leaving Australia and not using a spare batter for twenty-four hours


Australia’s reserve batter Matt Renshaw will likely be launched to play within the BBL qualifier for Brisbane Warmth in opposition to Sydney Sixers on Friday evening on the Gold Coast, which leaves Australia’s Check workforce and not using a concussion alternative for twenty-four hours if a batter have been to endure a head knock in opposition to West Indies on day three of the Adelaide Check.

Renshaw was chosen as the one spare batter in Australia’s 13-man squad for the primary Check however was at all times going to hold the drinks with Steven Smith opening the batting rather than the retired David Warner, and Cameron Inexperienced coming into the facet to bat at No. 4.

Cricket Australia confirmed that Renshaw would fly from Adelaide to Gold Coast on Thursday evening and return on Saturday morning.

It is without doubt one of the uncommon instances Australia is not going to have a batting concussion substitute obtainable on the floor in recent times, however they’re assured they will fly Renshaw again at brief discover from Gold Coast within the unlikely occasion of a mishap.

Beforehand, Australia have twice wanted a concussion substitute in Assessments however by no means at dwelling. Marnus Labsuchagne was famously the primary to fill the function in Check cricket at Lord’s in 2019. Labuschagne was additionally a concussion sub in ODI cricket final 12 months when Cameron Inexperienced was hit in South Africa. Renshaw was Australia’s solely different Check concussion sub when he got here in for Warner through the second Check in opposition to India in Delhi final 12 months.

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