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Renshaw ready for Ashwin test if opportunity comes in India

If Matt Renshaw will get a call-up to Australia’s Test aspect on the upcoming tour of India, he says he shall be as ready as ever to tackle spin maestro R Ashwin.

In 2021 Ashwin grew to become the primary bowler in historical past to take 200 wickets against left-handed batters. The 26-year-old Renshaw will tour with fellow top-six left-handers David Warner, Usman Khawaja and Travis Head. Wicketkeeper Alex Carey can be a lefty, so the challenges forward are immense within the four-Test sequence that begins subsequent month.

Renshaw would play within the center order if chosen for the present aspect. When Australia toured India in 2017, he performed all however one innings of the 4 Tests as an opener. Ashwin received him out simply as soon as, in the first Test at Pune, however not earlier than he had top-scored with 68.

“Ashwin is difficult to face. He is a smart bowler with a lot of variations and he uses them very well, but you do get used to him once you’ve faced him for a while,” Renshaw instructed AAP. “I think the big challenge from Ashwin and any offspinner in spinning conditions to a left-hander is the lbw threat.

“Obviously everybody thinks concerning the one which turns and will get you caught at slip, however the large one is the lbw when it does not spin. You simply need to be prepared for that one.

“I think two years batting at No. 5 helped me with facing spin. I know my game a lot better now and I am a lot more comfortable in different situations. We have a strong squad and it is going to be hard to push my way in, but I know that I will be ready if I do get a chance.”

Renshaw continues to be a part of the Brisbane Heat’s BBL marketing campaign and has been making ready for India by having the spinners in his workforce, equivalent to Mitch Swepson, Matt Kuhnemann and even Marnus Labuschagne, bowl the SG ball at him that’s utilized in Test cricket in India.

“The SG ball is a bit different, so we are just trying to prepare as well as we can during this BBL schedule if we get a window to hit red balls,” Renshaw stated. “It is a lot different conditions in India, so we are trying to replicate them as much as we can.

“The plan was if [the Heat] received knocked out we might do some prep with the [Australian] workforce in Sydney, however we simply saved profitable and are within the finals now. We have gotten a great week and a bit in India earlier than the primary Test, so there shall be loads of time to arrange there as properly.”

Renshaw returned to the Test team this month in Sydney against South Africa to replace the injured Cameron Green after previously playing in that format in 2018.

He did so on the back of strong form in first-class cricket. The new father to baby daughter Charlotte has observed close friend and team-mate Khawaja’s mindset towards his cricket and has learned to enjoy the moment, rather than worry about selections.

“I’m feeling good with my cricket. I’m simply rolling with any punches and having fun with myself,” Renshaw stated.

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