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Facts about Aussie new Test chums

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FAST FACTS ABOUT THE NEW AUSSIE TEST PLAYERS

* Matt Renshaw. 20. Left-hander, averages 41 from 11 first-class games with two centuries. Yorkshire-born, moved to New Zealand aged seven, then Australia age 11. Queensland's leading Sheffield Shield run-scorer last season.

* Nic Maddinson. 24. Left-hander, averages 38 from 58 first-class games for NSW. Played two Twenty20 games for Australia in 2013. Has made two tons and an 86 in the Shield this season.

* Peter Handscomb. 25. Right-handed Victorian averaging a tick over 40 from 61 first-class games, nine centuries. Son of British parents, holds a British passport but has been in Australia's system since under 19s.

* Chadd Sayers. 29-year-old medium-fast in the Alderman mould. Has taken 184 wickets at 23.80 in 46 first-class matches. Renowned for making the ball swing at Adelaide Oval.

* Jackson Bird. 29-year-old, five Tests - the last in New Zealand in February when he took 5-59 in the second innings. Solid but not spectacular in the Shield this season.

* Matthew Wade. The 28-year-old wicketkeeper has been tried and tested, but returns for a 13th Test match. Picked for batting ahead of glovework, has scored two Test tons and averages 35 at the highest level.

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