Friday, 27 January 2017

Matthew Wade to captain Australian ODI side after Steve Smith injury

Australian wicketkeeper Matthew Wade will captain Australia on the one-day tour of New Zealand after skipper Steve Smith was ruled out because of an ankle injury. With vice-captain David Warner
rested, Australian selectors announced the wicketkeeper as the country’s 24th ODI captain for the three-match series starting 30 January.

“We had a few options as captain in the absence of Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner but Matthew Wade was the logical option given his leadership experience with Victoria and the fact he is very much a leader within the group already,” interim chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns said.

Australia’s Test squad will hold a training camp in Dubai ahead of the Indian series.

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