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Australia wicket keeper Matthew Wade has scored at an average of 30.60, opening in 10 ODIs.
Former Australia captain Michael Clarke has advised wicketkeeper batsman Matthew Wade to open in the first Test against India in place of opener David Warner. The first match of the four-Test series is to be played in Adelaide from 17 December. Prior to Clarke, former captain Ellen Border also suggested opening bats.
Australian team worried about opener
The Australian team is worried about the opening of the innings due to players’ injury before the first Test. David Warner has already ruled out of the first Test due to groin injury. At the same time, Will Pukowski also suffered a head injury on the last day in the practice match against India A. He was a victim of concussion. In such a situation, it is difficult to play in his first Test. Presently, Joe Buns remains in the Australian team as an opener. But his poor form remains a concern for the team.
Clarke said – Wade can bat anywhere
Clarke told the agency, “If you select all-rounder Cameron Green in the team, you have to send Wade up in the batting order.” Wade will definitely be in the playing eleven. They can bat anywhere for the team. In such a situation, they should be sent for opening. They can do that. ‘
Matthew Wade has done the opening in 10 ODIs
Matthew Wade scored two consecutive half-centuries in a three-T20 series against India. While opening for Australia in 10 ODIs, he has scored at an average of 30.60.
Ellen Border has also suggested names for the opening
Prior to Clarke, former Australian captain Ellen Border also gave his suggestions regarding the opener batsman. He favored the inclusion of Shawn Marsh in the team in place of Warner. He also cited Marnus Labushane and Marcus Harris as Warner’s substitutes.