Sporting News – Former Australian captain Ian Chappell believes Matthew Wade’s previous Test performances justify his continual snubbing from the national team.

Summary

  • Former Australian captain Ian Chappell believes Matthew Wade’s previous Test performances justify his continual snubbing from the national team.
  • But Chappell says Wade’s cards were marked because of his prior efforts in the Test arena.
  • As a ‘keeper-batsman, Wade scored 886 Test runs, including two centuries, from 22 matches at an average of 28.58.
  • Wade is prepared to permanently play as a specialist batter for Tasmania to advance his Test hopes – but Chappell feels he is below standard with or without the gloves.
  • Wade last played a Test in September 2017 and made scores of eight, four, five, 25*, 57*, 9* and 37 in his past seven innings.


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