Matthew Renshaw suffered a knee injury, and tension arises

Matthew Renshaw

Australia’s batsman Matthew Renshaw could not manage to get a good 1st innings at Nagpur. Renshaw however, could not even enter the field on the second day. He suffered a knee injury while practicing before the start of the game on Friday morning. He was taken to the hospital for a scan.

Australia are without Cameron Greene and Mitchell Starc due to injuries. An injury to Renshaw added to Cummins worries. Aston Agar was fielded as his replacement on Friday but worried the visitors. There is no information from the Australia camp about the severity of Renshaw’s injury. After receiving the scan report, it will be understood whether he will be able to play again in this Test. The Australian team doctor will examine his injury and make a decision.

Cummins kept Renshaw in the playing XI for the Nagpur Test without Travis Head. However, his knee injury is not new. But he got hit at that old injury site. On Friday morning, he was seen sitting with ice on his knees after sweating a little. When Renshaw was named in the squad for the tour of India, there were questions about his fitness. At that time, it was thought that he would fully recover before the India-Australia first Test.

Matthew Renshaw prone to leave matches in the middle

Cummins may be in trouble if one of the team’s middle-order batsmen is unable to bat in the second innings. Australia’s first innings ended at 177 runs in Nagpur. Renshaw (zero) was dismissed by Ravindra Jadeja on the first ball. On the following Friday, however, Renshaw took to the field later for fielding. As the injury is not serious, relief has returned to the tourists’ camp for now.

Renshaw was also knocked out midway through the Sydney Test last month. He had to go to an isolation ward after coming in contact with a person infected with Covid. In that sense, Renshaw got into trouble in the middle of two consecutive Tests.

The 26-year-old batsman also had trouble during Australia’s last tour of India in 2017. He had to leave the field with the permission of the umpire during the Test match in Pune due to stomach problems. This time too, Renshaw increased his and the team’s problems in the first test of the India tour.

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