Crisis-Hit Australia Make Six Changes for 3rd Test vs South Africa

Crisis-Hit Australia Make Six Changes for 3rd Test vs South Africa


Crisis-hit Australia enclosed English-born opener Matt Renshaw among 6 changes to their revamped Test patrol Sunday for this week’s essential third day-night Test opposite South Africa in Adelaide.

Selectors named a 20-year-old Queensland opener Renshaw alongside dual other batting debutants, Peter Handscomb and Nic Maddinson, in a 12-man squad.

Pacemen Chadd Sayers and Jackson Bird lapse to a inhabitant side, and Matthew Wade comes in as wicketkeeper after Peter Nevill was axed.

Australia final done as many as 6 changes in 1984, when they faced a afterwards challenging West Indies.

Joe Burns, Adam Voges, Callum Ferguson, Nevill and Joe Mennie paid a cost for Australia’s unlucky innings and 80-run better to South Africa in final week’s second Hobart Test.

Interim arch selector Trevor Hohns, who stepped in after Rod Marsh stood down on Wednesday, pronounced that Voges, all-rounder Mitch Marsh and spinner Steve O’Keefe were not deliberate since of injury.

The thespian group renovate follows Australia’s complicated better to a Proteas in Hobart to give a tourists an irrefutable 2-0 lead in a series.

South Africa could inflict a initial home array varnish in Australia’s story if they win a pinkish turn final Test during a Adelaide Oval, starting on Thursday.

Renshaw was innate in Yorkshire and lived in England before entrance to Australia during a age of 10.

The left-hander has scored 1,021 runs from only 12 first-class games during 44.39, with 3 centuries — a latest entrance this week in a Sheffield Shield compare opposite South Australia.

“Matt has determined himself in a brief duration of time as one of a best immature opening bats in a country,” Hohns said.

“His form is now really good and we see him as a really sparkling awaiting for a future.”

‘Exciting player’

Victorian batsman Handscomb, 25, is also a hilt of a British passport, though was innate in Australia to English parents.

Handscomb scored 137 opposite South Africa A in Townsville and 87 opposite India A in Brisbane this year and strike an well-suited 215 for Victoria in a latest turn of a Sheffield Shield.

“Peter’s form over a final integrate seasons, and with Australia A, has been really consistent. We cruise he is a form of actor who could attain during a subsequent level,” Hohns said.

Maddinson, 24, became a youngest actor to measure a century on Sheffield Shield entrance for New South Wales when he was 18 in 2010 and has also represented Australia in Twenty20 cricket.

“Nic is an sparkling and gifted immature actor and we feel now is a ideal time for him to be concerned with a Australian team,” Hohns said.

Sayers, an Adelaide Oval specialist, had been in Australia’s Test patrol progressing this year though did not play.

Tasmania’s Jackson Bird and South Australia’s Sayers come into a patrol as additional fast-bowlers.

“We cruise Chadd and Jackson to be really good bowlers that also can play a vast volume of overs in and with Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood,” Hohns said.

“Chadd bowls really good in Adelaide and Jackson is entrance off a clever opening in his final Test compare progressing in a year and both merit their chance.”

There might have been a seventh change if not for a calf damage to a left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe, who had been lucky to reject a Nathan Lyon.

Lyon, Australia’s all-time heading off-spinner with 213 Test wickets, has taken only dual wickets opposite South Africa during 120.50 each.

Australia Squad: Steve Smith (captain), Jackson Bird, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Nic Maddinson, Matt Renshaw, Chadd Sayers, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner.

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