Matt Renshaw
Personal information
Full name Matthew Thomas Renshaw
Born 28 March 1996 (1996-03-28) (age 24)
Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England
Nickname the Turtle
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Role Opening batsman
International information
National side Australia
Test debut (cap 449) 24 November 2016 v South Africa
Last Test 30 March 2018 v South Africa
Domestic team information
Years Team
2015–present Queensland Bulls (squad no. 22)
2017–present Brisbane Heat
2018–present Somerset
Career statistics
Competition Test FC LA T20
Matches 11 39 10 1
Runs scored 623 2,791 324 22
Batting average 33.47 40.44 36.00 22.00
100s/50s 1/3 9/9 0/3 0/0
Top score 184 184 88 22
Balls bowled 24 90 72
Wickets 0 1 0
Bowling average 46.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 1/12
Catches/stumpings 8/– 34/– 3/– 0/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 7 May 2018

Matthew Thomas Renshaw (born 28 March 1996) is an Australian 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.

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.

English county cricket

Following the ball-tampering incident in South Africa, and the subsequent nine-month ban for 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.

International career

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 as well as the fielding position of short leg. 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.

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. The third Test saw a ball-tampering incident involving the opening batsman Cameron Bancroft 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.

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