Australia goalkeeper batsman Matthew Wade will lead the national team in the upcoming T20 series against Bangladesh. The Australian team landed in Dhaka ahead of the T20 series of five matches, starting on 3 August. Matthew Wade will lead the tourists in the absence of Aaron Finch, who will miss the entire tour due to a knee injury.
Aaron Finch was the captain of Australia in their 4-1 defeat in the T20 series in the West Indies; however, the opener could not participate in the subsequent one-day match. The Victorian has returned home, where he will undergo knee surgery and was consequently excluded from the series in Bangladesh. Wade’s co-keeper batsman Alex Carey took the lead in the one-day series.
Carey excelled as captain and batsman during the series in difficult conditions. The South Australian led an exhausted Australian team to their third consecutive victory in the one-day series in places that turned massive. But management decided to continue with Matthew Wade in the T20s.
The explosive opening batsman has substantial captaincy experience at home, leading Victoria and Tasmania, followed by the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League. Under him, the Hurricanes advanced to the finals of the 2017-18 tournament and led the franchise in 27 games, winning 14 of them.
Matthew Wade once led Australia in the T20Is:
Yet it is important to remember that Matthew Wade was Australia’s stand-in captain in one of the T20Is against India last year. But the South Legs’ only game as captain ended in a losing streak. However, he has an encouraging record in the format, scoring 613 runs in 43 games, hitting 130.70.