AUSSIES MAKE SIX CHANGES

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

CRI­SIS-HIT Aus­tralia made six changes to their Test squad yes­ter­day for this week’s third day-night Test against South Africa in Ade­laide. Se­lec­tors named debu­tants English-born opener Matt Ren­shaw, Peter Hand­scomb and Nic Maddin­son in a 12man squad with pace­men Chadd Sayers and Jack­son Bird re­turn­ing, and Matthew Wade com­ing in as wick­et­keeper. Aus­tralia last made as many as six changes in 1984, when they faced the then for­mi­da­ble West Indies. Joe Burns, Adam Vo­ges, Cal­lum Fer­gu­son, Peter Nevill and Joe Men­nie were omit­ted from the squad with in­terim chief se­lec­tor Trevor Hohns say­ing that Vo­ges, Mitch Marsh and Steve O’Keefe were not con­sid­ered be­cause of in­jury. The dra­matic team over­haul fol­lows Aus­tralia’s in­nings and 80-run loss to the Proteas in last week’s Ho­bart Test to give the tourists an unas­sail­able 2-0 lead in the se­ries.

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