AUSSIES MAKE SIX CHANGES
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.