Matt Renshaw : Covid | Bowling | How old is | Stats

Matt Renshaw has tested positive for Covid shortly after being recalled to Australia’s Test side. Check out his stats and how old is he.

Matt Renshaw : Covid | Bowling | How old is | Stats

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.

Matt Renshaw : Covid | Bowling | How old is | Stats

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.

Matt Renshaw Covid 

Renshaw stood separately from team-mates during the anthems after reporting feeling unwell and was then seen sat away from the dugout on the boundary edge.

Matt Renshaw has tested positive for Covid shortly after being recalled to Australia’s Test side but for now will continue to take part at the SCG.

Matt Renshaw : Covid | Bowling | How old is | Stats

“Australian batter Matthew Renshaw reported feeling unwell shortly before play in the third Test match against South Africa in Sydney and was separated from the squad. Renshaw has since returned a positive RAT test. He will continue to take part in the match,” a CA spokesperson said.

Peter Handscomb was earlier listed as an emergency fielder on Australia’s team sheet, meaning he could be drafted in as Covid substitute if needed although he had already been added the previous day in case other non-playing squad members, including reserve batter Marcus Harris, are released for BBL duty. Handscomb, who did not play for Melbourne Renegades on Tuesday, has yet to arrive in Sydney.

Players are now permitted to continue in a match even if they test positive for Covid. Tahlia McGrath took part in the Commonwealth Games final against India last year in such a scenario while Matthew Wade was set to play against England at the T20 World Cup before that game was washed out.

On the eve of the Test, Pat Cummins had spoken about how it had been a much more normal summer after two years of various restrictions. “I still don’t know how we haven’t had Covid in our team yet now I think about,” he said.


Desperate times called for desperate measures. Matt Renshaw, a red-ball specialist left-handed batsman of English descent, was drafted into the Australian side following their losing streak in Test cricket that started with the Sri Lanka tour in mid-2016 and went deep into the first home series of the season, against South Africa.

Matt Renshaw : Covid | Bowling | How old is | Stats

Career M B R W Avg EC SR 5WI 10WM BBI BBM
Test 11 24 13 0 3.250 0    
ODIs 0    
T20s 0    
World Cup 0  

The call-up for Australian side meant Renshaw is one of the youngest to make their Test debuts, and with only 12 First-Class games in his kitty, he is quite inexperienced as well, though his average read an impressive 44.

Renshaw had proved his batting mettle when he became the youngest batsman ever to score a century for Queensland in the Sheffield Shield 2015-16.

He began Sheffield Shield career with 738 runs at 43, and soon landed in the Australian A side which played against South Africa A.

Against a bowling attack featuring Vernon Philander, Renshaw scored 94 to bolster his name in the Australian cricket circles.

A family friend of Joe Root, Renshaw had once dreamt of playing Test cricket for England. However, his family moved to New Zealand, where he attended the first-ever T20I, following which he decided that Test cricket was going to be his forte.

How old is Matt Renshaw 

He is currently 26 years old.


In November 2016 he was added to Australia’s Test squad ahead of the third Test against South Africa.

Matt Renshaw : Covid | Bowling | How old is | Stats

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.

Career statistics as of Writing 
Competition Test FC LA T20
Matches 12 95 55 49
Runs scored 636 5,920 1,912 1,062
Batting average 33.47 37.94 39.83 25.28
100s/50s 1/3 17/16 4/13 0/6
Top score 184 200* 156* 90*
Balls bowled 24 870 407 198
Wickets 0 11 8 7
Bowling average 42.36 48.50 38.57
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 3/29 2/17 1/2
Catches/stumpings 8/– 97/– 29/– 18/–

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.

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.

Also in March 2022, Renshaw was added to Australia’s One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against Pakistan, after Ashton Agar was ruled out of the matches for testing positive for COVID-19.

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