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Matthew Wade Wikipedia

Matthew Wade
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Personal information
Full nameMatthew Scott Wade
Born(1987-12-26) 26 December 1987 (age 26)

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Batting styleLeft-handed
Bowling styleRight-hand medium
International information
National side
  • Australia
Test debut (cap 428)7 April 2012 v West Indies
Last Test22 March 2013 v India
ODI debut (cap 192)5 February 2012 v India
Last ODI16 September 2013 v England
ODI shirt no.13
Domestic team information
2011Delhi Daredevils
2011–Melbourne Stars
Career statistics
Runs scored6237383,7052,316
Batting average34.6121.7039.0032.61
Top score10675113*120
Balls bowled630
Bowling average23.00
5 wickets in innings0
10 wickets in matchn/a0n/a
Best bowling1/23
Source: CricketArchive, 13 December 2013
Matthew Scott Wade (born 26 December 1987) is an Australian cricketer, who has represented the Australian national team as wicketkeeper in all three forms of international cricket (Test, One-Day International and Twenty20 International). He plays domestic first class and List A cricket for the Victoria Bushrangers, and domestic Twenty20 cricket for the Melbourne Stars.

Originally from Hobart, Tasmania, Wade played both cricket and Australian rules football until the age of 19, participating in the 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cup as well as playing underage football for the Tassie Mariners in the TAC Cup. After representing Tasmania in one List A match, he moved to Victoria for the 2007–08 season to further his opportunities. He soon established himself as Victoria's first-choice wicket-keeper, and was selected in the Australia A side in 2010, and made his debut for Australia the following season.


    Early life

    Wade was born in Hobart on 26 December 1987. He is the son of Scott Wade, who played football for the Hawthorn Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL) and the Clarence and Hobart Football Clubs in the Tasmanian Football League (TFL). His grandfather, Michael Wade, served as president of the Hobart Football Club. Wade represented Tasmania in underage cricket and underage football, vice-captaining the Tassie Mariners in the TAC Cup, where he played alongside future Australian Football League players Sam Lonergan, Grant Birchall and Jack Riewoldt. He representing Australia at the 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. At the age of 16, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer, and received two rounds of chemotherapy before he was cleared of the disease.

    Domestic career

    Wade played one List A match for the Tasmania Tigers in the 2006-07 Ford Ranger One Day Cup season, which was his only match for Tasmania in any form of the game. His opportunities to be selected as a wicketkeeper in his home state were minimal due to the presence of Tim Paine, who at the time was seen as the likely successor to Brad Haddin as wicketkeeper in the Australian national team. Rather than attempt to become a specialist batsman, Wade moved to Victoria in the 2007-08 season, and within two seasons he had established himself as the state's first choice wicketkeeper ahead of incumbent Adam Crosthwaite.

    Wade scored his maiden first class century in the 2008-09 season. He made an important contribution to Victoria's win in the 2009-10 Sheffield Shield final against Queensland, when he came out to bat with the team at 5/60 and scored 96 runs. Victoria won the match by 457 runs and Wade was named man of the match.

    In January 2011, Wade signed up with the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League.

    International career

    Following his success in domestic limited overs cricket, Wade was called up to the Australian team for the first time in October 2011, for a Twenty20 International against South Africa. In February 2012, he made his international breakthrough as a T20I player against India in Sydney, opening the batting and scoring 72 runs from 43 balls to earn the Man of the Match award.

    Following that T20I series, Wade was called up to the Australian One Day International team for the 2011–12 Commonwealth Bank series. He won the Man of the Match award on debut, scoring 67 runs off 69 balls against India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. During the series, he cemented his place as Australia's first choice limited overs wicket-keeper, and usually opened the batting.

    Wade was part of the Australian team for the 2011–12 tour of the West Indies as the limited overs wicketkeeper. However, after Test wicketkeeper Brad Haddin returned home before the Test matches because his daughter was ill, Wade was selected to replace him. He made his Test debut on 7 April against the West Indies at Barbados, and scored his maiden Test century (106) in the third Test in Roseau. Wade was then selected ahead of Haddin for Australia's following Test series against South Africa in November 2012.

    However, from the 2013 Ashes series, Wade lost his Test position to Brad Haddin.

    Career best performances

    Test106Australia v West IndiesRoseau2012
    ODI67Australia v IndiaMelbourne2012
    T20I72Australia v IndiaSydney2012
    FC113*Victoria v QueenslandMelbourne2011
    LA120Victoria v Western AustraliaMelbourne2011
    T2080Australia A v Sri Lanka ATownsville2010
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