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Matthew Wade retires from first-class cricket

Utkarsh Classes 16-03-2024
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Matthew Wade announced on 15 March 2024 that he would retire from first-class cricket after the upcoming Sheffield Shield final. However, Wade will continue to play ODIs and T20Is and will be available for selection in the white-ball formats.

  • Matthew Wade is currently the wicketkeeper-batsman of the Australian cricket team. Matthew Wade started his cricket career in the year 2012. Matthew Wade is a left-handed batsman.
  • The Sheffield Shield final between Tasmania and Western Australia starts on 21 March 2024. This will be the last red-ball match of Matthew Wade's career.

He will perform for Gujarat Titans in IPL 2024:

  • After the Sheffield Shield final, the left-handed batsman will be able to join Gujarat Titans for IPL 2024. However, Wade will miss the first few matches as the Shield Final will clash with the league schedule.

Matthew Wade's Cricket Career:

  • Born in Hobart, Wade has played a total of 36 Tests for Australia. In this, a total of 1613 runs were scored with four centuries at an average of 29.87.
  • Matthew Wade's last Test appearance was against India in Brisbane in 2021 after which he lost his place to Alex Carey.
  • However, Wade has developed himself as a finisher in the T20 format in recent years.
  • Matthew Wade played a key role in Australia's victorious run in the T20 World Cup 2021.
  • Matthew Wade's unbeaten 41 off just 17 balls against Pakistan in the semi-final in Dubai is one of his most memorable innings.
  • 36-year-old Matthew Wade will play the last match of his career for Tasmania against Western Australia in Perth. This will be the 166th match of Wade's first class career.
  • Wade won four Shield titles with Victoria. Wade was included as captain in two of these.
  • Regarding Wade, it is expected that he will also be seen representing Australia in the T20 World Cup 2024. Wade played 165 matches in first-class cricket. In these, he has scored 9183 runs at an average of 40.81.

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