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Matthew Wade

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Full Name: Matthew Scott Wade
Born: December 26 1987 , Hobart, Australia
Country: Australia
Other teams: Australia A, Australia U19s, Victoria, Melbourne Renegades
Test debut: West Indies v Australia, Bridgetown, April 7-11 2012
ODI debut: Australia v India, Melbourne, February 5 2012
T20 debut: South Africa v Australia, cape Town, October 13 2011
Batting Style: Left-hand bat


A wicketkeeper-batsman who has yet to pin down a regular first-team place for Australia despite some impressive performances in all three formats. Wade was given his Test debut after Brad Haddin was forced to miss the West Indies tour in 2012 and scored a maiden century in difficult conditions in Roseau. Another century arrived against Sri Lanka in Sydney at the start of 2013 but his glovework came under scrutiny in the following tour of India. He subsequently saw Peter Nevill surpass him in the Test pecking order although he replaced Haddin in the shorter formats after the successfu...

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