Australian team lost Border-Gavaskar Trophy against India in Australia. Australian batsman has shown the worst performance in the series. Now Australian team management took action on such players. Australian veteran Matthew Wade has been dropped from the Australian squad selected for the South Africa tour.
Wade’s performance in the four-match Test series against India was disappointing. Although, he will be part of the T20 team going to New Zealand. The selectors have also relied on captain Tim Paine, who lost the series at home against Team India.
3 Test match series in South Africa
Australia has to play a three-Test series on the tour of South Africa. The series is expected to be held in early March, although both boards have not yet agreed on it. Alex Carey has been included in the Test squad selected for South Africa, while Queensland fast bowler Mark Statetti has also been included. At the same time, 19-year-old leg-spinner Tanwari Sangha has been selected for the T20 series against New Zealand. Josh Phillippe and Rylee Meredith are the other names.
Wade scored against India at an average of 21.26
As far as Matthew Wade is concerned, he scored just 173 runs in a four-match Test series against India at a modest average of 21.26. In particular, his way of getting out was severely criticized. On most occasions, he lost his wicket by playing careless shots.
Carie has a good chance to establish himself in the 19-member squad selected for South Africa. At the same time, Matthew Wade has been made the vice-captain of the Australian team for the T20 series.
Australia team for T20 series against New Zealand
T20 Team – Aaron Finch, Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott, Rylee Meredith, Josh Philippe, Jay Richardson, Kane Richardson, Daniel Sams, Tanvir Sangha, DeArcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa.
Australia team for Test series against South Africa
Test Team – Tim Paine, Pat Cummins, Sean Abbott, Alex Carrie, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Naser, James Pattinson, Will Pucovski, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner.