Australia do not have a concussion replacement if a batsman takes a hit on the head on day three of the Adelaide Test.
Australia's reserve batsman Matt Renshaw will be cleared to play in the Brisbane Heat's PBL qualifier against the Sydney Sixers on the Gold Coast on Friday night, a replacement for Australia's Test side who will not have a concussion for 24 hours if he knocks out a batter. West Indies on Day 3 of the Adelaide Test.
Renshaw was the only spare batsman selected in Australia's 13-man squad for the first Test, but Steven Smith opened the batting in place of the retired David Warner and Cameron Greene came into the side to bat. No. 4.
Cricket Australia confirmed that Renshaw would travel from Adelaide to the Gold Coast on Thursday night and return on Saturday morning.
It is one of the rare times in recent years that Australia have not had a batting concussion replacement available, but they are confident Renshaw can be flown back from the Gold Coast at short notice in the event of an accident.
Earlier, Australia needed a concussion substitute twice in Tests but not at home. Marnus Labuschagne is the number one Test cricketer at Lord's in 2019. Labuschagne was a concussed sub in ODI cricket last year when Cameron Green was hit in South Africa. Australia's only Test concussion sub came when Renshaw came on for Warner during the second Test against India in Delhi last year.
Alex Malcolm is Associate Editor at ESPNcricinfo
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