Matthew Wade

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Matthew Wade
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Personal information
Full name Matthew Scott Wade
Born (1987-12-26) 26 December 1987 (age 28)
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Nickname Wadey
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Wicketkeeper
Relations S Wade (Father)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 428) 7 April 2012 v West Indies
Last Test 22 March 2013 v India
ODI debut (cap 192) 5 February 2012 v India
Last ODI 23 January 2016 v England
ODI shirt no. 13 (was 35)
Domestic team information
Years Team
2006–2007 Tasmania
2008–present Victoria
2011 Delhi Daredevils
2011–2014 Melbourne Stars
2014–present Melbourne Renegades
2016–present Warwickshire
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 12 61 25 93
Runs scored 623 1,173 225 4,644
Batting average 34.61 24.44 20.45 40.38
100s/50s 2/3 0/7 0/1 9/29
Top score 106 75 72 152
Balls bowled 6 0 42
Wickets 0 0 1
Bowling average - 30.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0 0
Best bowling - 1/23
Catches/stumpings 33/3 79/7 13/2 307/12
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 17 February 2016

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 Renegades.

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[edit]

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.[2] Wade is the cousin of Collingwood Football Club forward Jeremy Howe.[3] 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.[4]

Domestic career[edit]

Wade batting for Victoria in 2011.

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[clarification needed] 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.[5]

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.[6]

In January 2011, Wade signed up with the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League.[7]

In November 2013, Wade was suspended and fined for pitch tampering.[8]

In February 2015, Wade scored 152 for Victoria in the Sheffield Shield, his highest first-class score to date.

International career[edit]

Wade wicketkeeping for Australia in 2013.

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.[9] During the series, he cemented his place as Australia's first choice limited overs wicket-keeper, and usually opened the batting.[5]

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.[10] Wade was then selected ahead of Haddin for Australia's following Test series against South Africa in November 2012.[11]

However, from the 2013 Ashes series, Wade lost his Test position to Brad Haddin. He was also left out of the Australian 2015 Cricket World Cup squad. However, after the retirement of Brad Haddin, Wade was called up to the team for the ODI, and T20I series against England in 2015. In the first match of 5-ODI series, Wade top scored with unbeaten 71 runs off 50 balls, giving the team in to victory. In the next matches, he showed some fast hitting and scored quick runs.[12]

Career best performances[edit]

Wade playing for Victoria in 2011.
Score Fixture Venue Season
Test 106 Australia v West Indies Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica 2011/12 [13]
ODI 75 Australia v Afghanistan Sharjah Cricket Stadium 2012 [14]
T20I 72 Australia v India Stadium Australia, Sydney 2011/12 [15]
FC 152 Victoria v Queensland Gabba, Brisbane 2014/15 [16]
LA 130 Australia A v South Africa A M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai 2015 [17]
T20 80 Australia A v Sri Lanka A Riverway Stadium, Townsville 2010 [18]

International Awards[edit]

Test Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match Awards[edit]

S No Series Season Match Performance Result
1 3rd Test – Australia in West Indies Test Series 2011/12 1st Innings: 106 (146 balls: 10×4, 3x6); WK
2nd Innings: 4 (25 balls); WK, 1 catch
 Australia won by 75 runs.[19]

One Day International Cricket[edit]

ODI Man of the Match[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 India MCG, Melbourne 5 February 2012 67 (69 balls: 4x4, 2x6); WK  Australia won by 65 runs (D/L).[20]
2 England The Rose Bowl, Southampton 3 September 2015 71* (50 balls: 12x4); WK 3 ct.  Australia won by 59 runs.[21]

Twenty20 International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match Awards[edit]

# Series Season Match Performance Result
1 Australia vs India in Australia 2011/12 72 (43 balls: 5x4, 3x6); WK  Australia won by 31 runs.[22]


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  22. ^ "India tour of Australia, 2011/12 – Australia v India Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 1 February 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 

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