Matthew Wade hits back over Sri Lanka snubbing
2019-01-14 at 12:33
Out of favour Test hopeful Matthew Wade has hit back at the Australian selectors reasons for not picking him in the squad for the Sri Lanka series.
Wade’s impressive numbers of 571 runs at 63.44 in the Sheffield Shield was again ignored for the upcoming two Test series and the Tasmanian batsman has opened up on the reasons he was given for his omission by Chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns.
Wade said, “Hohns voiced his opinion about me batting in the top four, I raised that Shaun Marsh bats five for WA, I’ve been at stages like 4/50 a lot and I think it’s a specialist position five and six, you got to bat with the tail, you probably need someone to set the pace.”
Wade believes he shouldn’t be disadvantaged at the Australian selection table simply because he is doing what is best for his team at State level.
Tasmania has a strong batting line-up at Shield level and use Wade as a safety net to bat with the middle and lower order if early wickets fall.