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Matthew Wade

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Australia

Australia

Wicket Keeper

Matthew Wade

Personal Details

  • Full Name Matthew Scott Wade
  • Age 36
  • Date of Birth 26 December 1987
  • Birthplace Lauderdale, Tasmania
  • Height 170cm
  • Batting Style Left Handed Bat
  • Bowling Style Right-Arm Medium

Career Debuts

  • ODI Debut 05 February 2012
  • T20I Debut 13 October 2011
  • Test Debut 07 May 2012

Player Story

The son of former Hawthorn player Scott Wade and cousin of 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, with Haddin returning to the side as vice-captain for the Ashes series, before eventually forcing his way back for a mostly unsuccessful stint in 2016 and 2017.

From here, some considered Wade’s international career to be over, and he spent almost two years outside the Test, ODI and T20 side.

But a Test recall saw Wade score two centuries in the 2019 Ashes series in England, before eventually establishing himself as a ‘finisher’ in the T20 side.

Wade’s match-winning innings of 41 not out off just 17 balls in the 2021 T20 World Cup semi-final against Pakistan – a knock that saw him close out the match with three consecutive sixes off Shaheen Shah Afridi – saw him crowned Player of the Match in perhaps Australia’s most memorable individual performance in the format.

Batting and Fielding

Matches
M
Innings Batted
Inn
Runs Scored
Runs
Highest Score
HS
Batting Average
Avg
50s Scored
50s
100s Scored
100s
Strike Rate
SR
Not Outs
NO
4s Hit
4s
6s Hit
6s
Catches
Ct
Stumpings
St
ODI 97 83 1,867 100 26.3 11 1 81.6 12 129 34 108 9
Test 36 63 1,613 117 29.87 5 4 50.36 9 175 12 74 11
T20I 90 66 1,196 80 27.18 3 0 134.84 22 95 46 57 6

M: Matches

Inn: Innings Batted

Runs: Runs Scored

HS: Highest Score

Avg: Batting Average

50s: 50s Scored

100s: 100s Scored

SR: Strike Rate

NO: Not Outs

4s: 4s Hit

6s: 6s Hit

Ct: Catches

St: Stumpings

Bowling

Matches
M
Overs Bowled
O
Wickets
W
Best Bowling
BB
5 Wicket Hauls
5w
Bowling Average
Avg
Economy
Econ
Maidens Bowled
Mdn
Runs Conceded
Runs
Test 36 5 0 - 0 0 5.6 1 28

M: Matches

O: Overs Bowled

W: Wickets

BB: Best Bowling

5w: 5 Wicket Hauls

Avg: Bowling Average

Econ: Economy

Mdn: Maidens Bowled

Runs: Runs Conceded

Batting and Fielding

Matches
M
Innings Batted
Inn
Runs Scored
Runs
Highest Score
HS
Batting Average
Avg
50s Scored
50s
100s Scored
100s
Strike Rate
SR
Not Outs
NO
4s Hit
4s
6s Hit
6s
Catches
Ct
Stumpings
St
BBL 99 95 2,649 130 31.16 19 1 140.75 10 220 91 46 7

M: Matches

Inn: Innings Batted

Runs: Runs Scored

HS: Highest Score

Avg: Batting Average

50s: 50s Scored

100s: 100s Scored

SR: Strike Rate

NO: Not Outs

4s: 4s Hit

6s: 6s Hit

Ct: Catches

St: Stumpings