Matthew Thomas Renshaw (born 28 March 1996) is an English-born Australian international cricketer who plays for Queensland. He scored his maiden first-class century on 6 December 2015 in the 2015–16 Sheffield Shield against New South Wales. He made his List A debut for the National Performance Squad against India A on 27 August 2016.

Born 28 march 1996(age24)
MiddlesbroughNorth yorksine, england
Nick nameThe turtle
Height1.85[2]m(6 ft 1 in)
BowlingRight-arm off break
RoleOpening batsman

Matthew Renshaw’s Early life and domestic career

Matt Renshaw was born in Middlesbrough, England. His family moved to New Zealand when he was seven, and then to Australia when he was ten. He attended Brisbane Grammar School. In March 2018, Cricket Australia named Renshaw in their Sheffield Shield team of the year after making 686 runs.

In December 2018, he made a record score for Brisbane senior cricket: 345 for Toombul off 273 balls, with 38 fours and 12 sixes. Ahead of the 2019–20 Marsh One-Day Cup, Renshaw was named as one of the six cricketers to watch during the tournament.

English county cricket

Following the ball-tampering incident in South Africa, and the subsequent nine-month ban for Renshaw’s international team mate Cameron Bancroft, Renshaw was signed to replace Bancroft as an international player at Somerset County Cricket Club for the 2018 English cricket season. He made his debut for Somerset on 20 April 2018 against Worcestershire, scoring 101 not out, exactly half of Somerset’s first innings total of 202, and went on to score 513 runs at an average of 51.13 in six Championship matches for the county, scoring another century in his second match.

He also scored 180 runs in six List A appearances for Somerset before his spell at the county was cut short following a broken finger. In February 2019, Renshaw agreed to play for Kent County Cricket Club for the early stages of the season leading up to the 2019 Ashes series. Playing for Kent in a one day match against Sussex on 21 April 2019 top, Renshaw top-scored with 109 off 111 balls.

Years Team 
2017/18Brisbane heat
2018Somerset(squad no77)
2019Kent(squad n0. 77)

International career – Matthew Thomas Renshaw

In November 2016 he was added to Australia’s Test squad ahead of the third Test against South Africa. He made his Test debut on 24 November 2016 as an opening batsman, replacing his opening partner in Queensland, Joe Burns. His baggy green cap was presented by Ian Healy.

Renshaw scored his first Test century, 184, against Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground in his fourth match. He became the 133rd Test centurion for Australia. Renshaw became the first Australian cricketer to score 500 Test runs before turning 21 years of age and has scored the most number of Test runs before turning 21 years for Australia, with 524.

Competition Test FCLA T20
Matches 11613224
Runs scored6233,748927549
Batting average33.4734.7034.3327.45
Top score 18418410990
Balls bowled 24294174138
Bowling average83.0036.5028.83
5 wickets in innings000
10 wickets in match0000
Best bowling 1/122/171/2

On 27 March 2018, Renshaw was recalled to the Australian Test squad from Australia for the fourth Test against South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.[25] The third Test saw a ball-tampering incident involving the opening batsman Cameron Bancroft, David Warner and captain Steve Smith.

Renshaw’s recall was made before the conclusion of an investigation by Cricket Australia. In April 2018, he was awarded a national contract by Cricket Australia for the 2018–19 season, earning a spot in the Test squad for the tour of the UAE against Pakistan. April 2019, it was announced that Renshaw had not been offered a central Cricket Australia contract for the 2019–20 season.

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