Australia’s vice-captain Mitchell Marsh has given a green signal to the availability of opener Matt Renshaw for the first Test match against Pakistan. Renshaw was struck on the head by Abid Ali while he was fielding at short leg position in the practice match against Pakistan A. In fact, Renshaw had dazed off after getting hit. Thus, there were doubts over Renshaw’s participation for the first Test match.
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In fact, former Australian coach Darren Lehmann had raised doubts over Renshaw’s availability while doing commentary for Fox Sports. The first Test match between Pakistan and Australia will begin from 7th October. Consequently, Australia’s all-rounder Mitchell Marsh confirmed that Renshaw’s reports are clean.
Renshaw is fit as per the reports.
Meanwhile, Renshaw is looking good to be the part of the playing XI of Australia for the first Test match.
“It’s never nice to see someone gets hit in the head, but from what I’ve heard from the doctor he’s getting better and better,” Mitchell Marsh told reporters at the end of the third day’s play. “He seems in good spirits now. It’s always a bit of a shock to see someone go down like that but from all reports he’s all good now.”
In fact, Aaron Finch is all set to take the opening position with Renshaw. If the southpaw batsman fails to fully recover, then Usman Khawaja might take the opening duties.
Meanwhile, Travis Head is all set to receive the Baggy Green. Michael Nasser is also expected to make his Test debut for Australia. Furthermore, Marnus Labuschagne might make his place if Renshaw is ruled out.