Matthew Renshaw added to Australian squad for fourth Test against South Africa

Australian coach Darren Lehmann looks

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Australia captain Steve Smith has been banned for the match after he and opening batsman Cameron Bancroft admitted that they tampered with the ball on the third day of the third Test in Cape Town.

No action has been taken against Darren Lehmann who will continue to coach the team.

Renshaw was dropped at the beginning of the summer and Bancroft subsequently featured in the Ashes against England, which Australia won 4-0.

Warner and Bancroft are yet to receive any sanctions from Cricket Australia, but Renshaw's addition to the squad suggests he could feature at the top of the order come Friday.

Cameron Bancroft was caught rubbing sticky yellow tape on the ball, with Smith admitting afterwards it was a premeditated move by "the leadership group".

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Warner, a fiery opening batsman who has a history of disciplinary breaches in his past, was reportedly now the centre of the CA investigation, and so unpopular within his own team that some of his teammates were calling for him to be thrown out before Sutherland's announcement, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Renshaw was dropped for the Ashes, but got the call to return to the global stage on Tuesday amid a ball-tampering scandal which has shamed the tourists.

The Aussie team is due to play the final Test against South Africa in Johannesburg that starts on Friday. Bancroft was also sanctioned by the world cricket body, but his punishment wasn't enough for a suspension.

"I understand the appetite for urgency given the reputation of Australia as a sporting nation has been damaged in the eyes of many".

Matt Renshaw potentially could replace Warner for the final Test in Johannesburg.

The 21-year-old has starred in the back half of the Sheffield Shield season, hitting centuries in three successive matches and making 37 in the first innings of the Sheffield Shield final.

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