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Matthew Wade

Wicketkeeper

Did you know?

He overcame testicular cancer when he was just 16.

RUNS
623
AVERAGE
34.61

Matthew Wade

Wicketkeeper

Did you know?

He overcame testicular cancer when he was just 16.

RUNS
1287
AVERAGE
24.75

Matthew Wade

Wicketkeeper

Did you know?

He overcame testicular cancer when he was just 16.

RUNS
225
AVERAGE
20.45

Wicketkeeper

Bats Left Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Medium

AGE
28
HEIGHT
170CM
BORN

Hobart

COUNTRY

Australia

Australia
STATE

VIC

VIC
LOCAL CLUB

Casey-South Melbourne

Bio

The son of former Hawthorn player Scott Wade and cousin of Melbourne AFL player Jeremy Howe, Matthew Wade was also a talented footballer growing up in Tasmania before he moved to Victoria to further his cricket career.

Having overcome testicular cancer when he was just 16, the wicketkeeper batsman arrived in Victoria with a fresh perspective on life and within two seasons he had established himself as the first choice wicketkeeper.

He made 83 and took six catches on first-class debut in 2007 and scored a crucial 96 to guide the Bushrangers to victory in the 2009-10 Sheffield Shield final.

He scored 677 runs that season and another 553 the following summer to earn an international Twenty20 call-up before he made his Test debut in the West Indies in 2012 after Brad Haddin returned home due to personal reasons.

Wade took his chance, scoring 106 in the third Test and then posting an unbeaten 102 against Sri Lanka in the 2013 New Year’s Test.

But he lost his Test spot after his form with bat and gloves dropped on the tour of India, with Haddin returning to the side as vice-captain for the Ashes series.


MATCHES
12
DEBUT
2012
CAP NO
428
BEST BATTING
106
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
623
INNINGS
22
NOT OUTS
4
AVERAGE
34.61
100s
2
50s
3
MATCHES
69
DEBUT
2012
CAP NO
192
BEST BATTING
75
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
1287
INNINGS
59
NOT OUTS
7
AVERAGE
24.75
100s
0
50s
8
MATCHES
25
DEBUT
2011
CAP NO
53
BEST BATTING
72
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
225
INNINGS
16
NOT OUTS
5
AVERAGE
20.45
100s
0
50s
1

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