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Matthew Wade
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Matthew Wade

Australia|Wicketkeeper batter
Matthew Wade

INTL CAREER: 2011 - 2021

Full Name

Matthew Scott Wade

Born

December 26, 1987, Hobart, Tasmania

Age

33y 337d

Nicknames

Wadey

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Wicketkeeper batter

Height

1.7 m

TEAMS

It has been a career of reinvention for Matthew Wade as he went from Test wicketkeeper to specialist middle-order batsman via a prolific run in domestic cricket when it appeared his international days were over.

Early signs of promise in his Test career including a brace a centuries - where he jostled for the gloves alongside Brad Haddin, Tim Paine and Peter Nevill - did not quite secure him the position on a long-term basis and when his childhood mate, Paine, was handed the job for the 2017-18 Ashes it appeared Wade's time might be up. However, he moved from Victoria back to Tasmania and dominated state cricket for two seasons forcing many to call for his return to international cricket as a specialist batsman. He eventually earned a spot for the 2019 Ashes series during which he scored two centuries and has since also returned to the ODI and T20 set-ups.

Wade is known for his grit and determination, but the fact that he played any international cricket at all is a credit to his mental toughness: when only 16, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer, and required two cycles of chemotherapy to defeat the illness. Then, at 19, he made another crucial move, from Hobart to Melbourne, when he realised he would be stuck behind Paine in the Tasmanian wicketkeeping queue. Victoria immediately gave him a chance, and he grabbed it, making 83 and pouching six catches on his first-class debut. He would later become a Sheffield Shield-winning captain for Victoria leading them to two of their hat-trick of titles between 2015 and 2017.

Wade was a talented junior footballer - his father Scott played in the VFL for Hawthorn - but at 170cm decided he was too short to make a career out of it and pursued cricket instead.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test36639161311729.87320350.3545175127411
ODI9783121867100*26.29228881.59111129341089
T20I554277298020.82574127.00035429353
FC15624941849215240.821684950.4017519799643421
List A18016017467515532.69525888.9192038911019220
T20156134213017130*26.692213136.33119240108859
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test36430280---5.60-000
ODI97------------
T20I55------------
FC1562652035483/133/1344.254.0865.0000
List A180------------
T20156------------
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Photos


Matthew Wade revealed he tore his side prior to the T20 World Cup final
Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell pose with the T20 World Cup trophy at the MCG
Matthew Wade appeal unsuccessfully for a run-out
David Warner and Matthew Wade with big smiles before the start of the match
Steven Smith and Matthew Wade have a chat
Matthew Wade and Marcus Stoinis during the nets session ahead of the T20 World Cup final