Matthew Renshaw has scored 315 runs from his 6 Test innings so far    Getty Images
Matthew Renshaw has scored 315 runs from his 6 Test innings so far Getty Images

Australia Test opener Matthew Renshaw says that he will contact former opener Matthew Hayden and seek his advice, before he leaves for Dubai to prepare for the upcoming tour of India. Renshaw has struck a century and a fifty in his four Tests so far, which includes a highest score of 184, which came against Pakistan in the third test at Sydney recently. Hayden is one of Australia s all-time greatest opening batsmen and had an average in excess of 50 in India. Hayden recently said that he is yet to meet Renshaw, who has often been compared to him. Renshaw says that he will contact Hayden before heading off to Dubai for the pre-tour training camp. Full Cricket Scorecard: India vs Australia 1st Test at Pune

Hayden said that he is looking forward to meeting the 20-yrear-old. “I haven’t met Matty and I’m looking forward to the occasion when I do,” Hayden told cricket.com.au. “I don’t know his game intimately enough [to tell him to sweep], but you’ve got to have attacking options [in India]. I think you’re a duck waiting to be shot when you’re in a situation where you can’t attack. The conditions are relentless, they just keep coming at you and come at you a thousand miles an hour and you’re seemingly under pressure. So you’ve got to have that circuit-breaker, he added.

If his game is to sweep and he’s decided that’s an option, I would fully endorse that. There’s a certain technique which I’m sure he would have got advice for,” Hayden said. READ: Sachin Tendulkar: India are favourites against Australia

Renshaw is very excited about his first ever tour of India. “I got [Hayden’s] number off Andy Bichel, so I might give him a call to get a few quick pointers before I head off,” Renshaw told Fairfax. “I’m not as experienced in the sweep shot as him. [I’ll have] a fair bit more practice over the next couple of months. I think it helps that I’ve not been [to India before]. It’s a challenge. I like to get up for challenges and to love the contest.” READ: Ponting feels AUS will struggle against IND

The first Test between India and Australia begins on February 23 at Pune.