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Marnus Labuschagne could succeed as Australia’s next Test opener, David Warner retirement, Cameron Green

David Warner has signaled his intention to step away from red-ball cricket after the SCG New Year’s Test against Pakistan, creating a vacancy at the top of the order for January’s Test series against the West Indies. This has sparked a debate over who will replace Warner in the team. The leading candidates for the position include Cameron Bancroft, Marcus Harris, and Matthew Renshaw. All three players have been selected for the upcoming Prime Minister’s XI match against Pakistan, which is being seen as an opportunity for them to showcase their skills and stake their claim for the position.

Bancroft was the leading run-scorer in last season’s Sheffield Shield and is currently leading the tally this summer as well, with 512 runs at an average of 56.88. Harris and Renshaw have also been performing well, with averages of 31.33 and… (the rest of the sentence is cut off).

The upcoming Prime Minister’s XI match is seen as a crucial opportunity for the three players to prove themselves, with the match serving as a sort of bat-off for the trio. The BBL is also back, and fans can watch every match live with no ad breaks during play on Kayo.

The debate over Warner’s replacement is likely to continue as the summer progresses, and the performances of Bancroft, Harris, and Renshaw in the upcoming match and the rest of the season will play a significant role in determining who ultimately fills the vacancy at the top of the order.

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