Renshaw focusing on getting runs first before Ashes

Australian cricketer Matthew Renshaw is getting prepared for a big summer.
Australian cricketer Matthew Renshaw is getting prepared for a big summer. DAN PELED

ENGLISH-born Matthew Renshaw says its hard not to get excited about the summer ahead but he must concentrate on getting runs before securing a spot in the Ashes squad.

The 21-year-old begins his Australian summer with a return to Queensland's one-day side for the JLT Cup clash with a Cricket Australia XI at Allan Border Field today.

A good score today will be a good start to what will be a nervous few weeks before the Ashes begin in Brisbane but Renshaw said it was all about getting the basics right first.

"You talk about the Ashes and how exciting it is, but I've got to get there first," he said.

"I think I might bat 12 or so times before that first Test, so it's nice to be back and I'm really looking forward to trying to get a hundred early on.

"Being born there, mum and dad are talking about family coming over and all that," he said.

"Hopefully I'll be there, but for now you've got to try and keep that in the back of your mind."

In today's other one-day clash, Western Australia hosts New South Wales at the WACA.

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