Wicketkeeper batsmen Matthew Wade had opened up on getting dropped from the Australian Test side for the Test series against the Proteas that was later postponed due to growing concerns of coronavirus in South Africa. Wade, who opened for the first time in Tests in the Border Gavaskar Trophy said that not converting his starts into big scores have cost his place in the team.
“I have been around long enough, as I said to Trevor (National selector), to know that if you don’t perform at my age at a high level, then your spot is going to be up. And if your team is not winning, there is more chance of something like that happening. The only regret I have is that I didn’t turn one of my starts into a big score. I batted really well at the top of the order,” Matthew Wade said.
He further admitted that getting back into the Australian squad won’t be easy for him, especially after the emergence of Cameron Green.
“The facts are, [Cameron] Green is going to play for a long period of time, he is an all-rounder, and everyone wanted him to get into the position he is in now. Travis Head is a good, young player as well, and then there was myself in the middle order all kind of jostling for spots,” added Wade.
Wade had a woeful series against India and scored a paltry 173 runs at an average of 21.63 in the 4 Tests and hasn’t scored a fifty in his last 14 Test innings. He said that he’s focussed on performing well for Tasmania. A good domestic season is the only way that can get him back in Australia’s scheme of things. Wade is currently the part of Australian T20 squad that’s going to play a 5 match T-20 series against the Kiwis