Australia’s forgotten opener Matt Renshaw has decided to take a short break from the game of cricket. Renshaw made his Test debut at 20 against South Africa in 2016. He played a brilliant knock of 184 runs against Pakistan in his fourth Test which went on to become an Australian record for a player of his age.

Renshaw was once tipped as a long-term fix for Australia’s opening batting but his career declined drastically.

The exciting-looking top-order batsman has failed to score a century in Australia’s domestic first-class competition playing 11 games since 2018.

As per Cricket Australia, Renshaw was expected to be named in the CA XI to play the England Lions development squad in a four-day game in Hobart this week but he told selectors he had decided to step away from the game.

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Matt Renshaw To Take A Short Break From Cricket:

“As part of our usual review process of player performance, our coaching and support staff spent time with Matthew this week and they all came to the conclusion that he would benefit from some time away from cricket,” Queensland performance boss Bennett King told News Ltd media.

Matt Renshaw, Pakistan vs Australia 2018
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“We’re confident Matthew will benefit from a break from the game to freshen up and look forward to working with him once he is ready to resume playing,” he added.
When openers Cameron Bancroft and David Warner were banned by Cricket Australia (CA) due to the ball-tampering scandal, Renshaw appeared set to reclaim his spot. But he suffered a concussion during a tour match leading into the 2018 series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and since then he has been overlooked by test selectors.