Matthew Wade

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Kram

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How so? Second best performing short form player misses out
That is a solid argument for his inclusion.

There is also this as a perfectly valid counter.

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Whilst he has improved over the years and isn't too bad he is hardly a great gloveman either.
 

cricketnut14

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have we ever had a keeper , make it to the test team as a pure batsman other than wade , after initially being a keeper (rather than a batsman come keeper)?

we'd be hard pressed to find one as no aussie keeper averaged 30+ until gilchrist came along.
 

Poorman53

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Wade made a few posters from the beginning of this thread look bloody stupid. Made the selectors look stupid too IMO. Should have been playing in the world cup and back end of Aus summer.
 

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Wade made a few posters from the beginning of this thread look bloody stupid. Made the selectors look stupid too IMO. Should have been playing in the world cup and back end of Aus summer.
Steady on. We're 1 test into a long series, he's avg 50 now so far, good start but too early to make a definite conclusion
 

Poorman53

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Conclusion? The discussion was that he deserved a chance and wasn't getting it. Not saying he is the best thing since sliced bread but the bloke deserved his chance at the back end of the Australian summer and certainly in the World Cup.

He has brought that form to England with a fantastic hundred. Yes he has made some look stupid, more specifically whoever chose Handscomb over Wade in the WC semi.
 

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