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Matthew Renshaw, who last played a Test against South Africa at Johannesburg in March last year, does not want his recent recall back to Australia’s Test squad to add more pressure on him.

The 22-year-old Renshaw, who’s in line to open the innings during the two-Test series against Sri Lanka which gets underway on January 24 at the Gabba in Brisbane, won a spot in the Test squad despite averaging just 19 in the Sheffield Shield this season. (ALSO READ: Will Pucovski receives maiden call-up; Burns, Renshaw recalled for Sri Lanka Tests)

However, Renshaw blasted three centuries en route to scoring 513 runs in 11 innings for Somerset in the county season in June last year. “It’s really important as Australian cricketers to enjoy a new set up and work on our games probably on our own,” Renshaw was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au on Thursday.

“We have coaches, but there’s a lot more onus on working out things by yourself. And it was about showing I could do it in another country as well.” (ALSO READ: Bancroft keen to resume opening with Warner despite scandal)

The Queensland lad was side tracked for the Pakistan series in UAE with a broken finger, and a subsequent dip in form meant that he was overlooked for the marquee four-Test series against India.

“I’d just think about it too much and put pressure on myself,” he said of the selection scenario.

“I’ll just go out there and try and win the game; if we can win that game it gives us good momentum as a batting group going into the first Test.”