Australian caretaker T20 captain Matthew Wade said on Monday that he would do well if Steve Smith was reassigned. Wade took over Australia during the second T20 against India due to Aaron Finch’s injury. Smith lost his captaincy after the 2018 ball tampering episode.
Wade said, ‘We have many players who lead in great style. I was given the captaincy but the team also includes Smith, Meijes Henriques who is the captain of the BBL team. We have players who have immense experience. We work together by talking to each other. ‘
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He said, ‘I am not alone on the field. Finch is our captain and we work together. Smith also advises who has been a great captain for a long time. Then he will do a good job even if given the captaincy. ‘
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About himself, he said that he has changed completely since his return to the team in 2019. Wade was dropped from Australia’s Test and T20 squad ahead of the 2017-18 Ashes series but returned to the team with a terrific performance in the 2018-19 domestic season.
He said, ‘I am 32 years old and have been playing for a long time. Now I am a completely different player. I have changed completely in the last three years. The career seems to have resumed. ‘
Talking about losing both the T20s and the series, he said, “When you lose two T20s, the performance reviews are laughable. The Indian team is fantastic and their players have just come to play IPL. They have good practice in this format and we lost to a better team.
Regarding Australia’s preparation for the T20 World Cup, Wade said, “We have good players.” Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood could not play yesterday which had an impact on the performance. We have to find the right combination for the World Cup. We will have a more balanced team six months before the World Cup.