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Renshaw earns Bulls recall

Former Test opener Matt Renshaw has been recalled to Queensland’s Sheffield Shield squad, where he’s set to battle for a spot in the Bulls’ middle order.The Bulls on Tuesday announced a 15-man squad that will next week travel to South Australia for the first four rounds of the new Shield season.Renshaw was dropped from the…

Former Test opener Matt Renshaw has been recalled to Queensland’s Sheffield Shield squad, where he’s set to battle for a spot in the Bulls’ middle order.

The Bulls on Tuesday announced a 15-man squad that will next week travel to South Australia for the first four rounds of the new Shield season.

Renshaw was dropped from the Bulls squad during the latter stages of Queensland’s 2019-20 campaign after scoring just 182 runs at an average of 20.

His form for club side Toombul this season has been middling, with the 24-year-old left-hander having scored 150 runs at an average of 31.

If Renshaw, who recently joined BBL team Adelaide Strikers, is selected for the Bulls’ Shield clash against Tasmania from October 10-13 at Park 25, it’s set to be as a middle-order batsman,

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Captained by Usman Khawaja, the Bulls squad includes Australia’s run-machine Marnus Labuschagne, and fellow national representatives Joe Burns and Michael Neser.

Paceman Neser, Queensland’s leading wicket-taker last summer, was sidelined during the off-season with a groin injury that cost him a spot Australia’s squad for the T20 and ODI tour of England.

New Queensland chairman of selectors Chris Hartley said the squad contained several players in good form.

Burns and Khawaja have both scored centuries and half centuries in grade cricket, while opener Bryce Street made an unbeaten 173 for Sandgate-Redcliffe on the weekend/

Wicket-keepers Jimmy Peirson and Lachy Pfeffer have scored four centuries between them, with Pfeffer in contention to play for Queensland as a specialist batsman, having already hit 499 runs in grade cricket thus season at an average of 124.75.

The Bulls squad, which includes uncapped pair Benji Floros and left-arm spinner Matthew Kuhnemann, start a self-quarantine period on Monday before travelling to Adelaide later next week.

Bulls squad: Usman Khawaja (c), Xavier Bartlett, Joe Burns, Blake Edwards,Benji Floros, Matthew Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne, Michael Neser, Jimmy Peirson, Lachy Pfeffer, Matt Renshaw, Mark Steketee, Bryce Street, Mitchell Swepson, Jack Wildermuth.

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