AUS vs ENG: Matthew Wade to miss Australia vs England T20 World Cup 2022 Match? Here’s the update
Updated on: Oct 27, 2022 1:07 pm IST
Australia didn’t kick start their T20 World Cup 2022 campaign on high as they suffered a massive 89-run defeat against New Zealand. Not only did they suffer a defeat but it also dented their NRR as well. But they made a staggering comeback and pounded Sri Lanka in the next game to boost their NRR as well as earn two important points.
AUS vs ENG: Matthew Wade contracts Covid-19 ahead of the clash against Pakistan
Australia is all set to lock horns with their arch-rivals England on Friday (28th October) at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). It’ll almost be a virtual knockout clash for them as a loss would dent their chances of qualifying for the semi-finals.
However, ahead of the all-important clash, they have suffered a major blow as Matthew Wade has contracted Covid-19. The keeper batter becomes the second player from Australia to be affected by the virus after Adam Zampa.
Wade has mild symptoms and is expected that he will play on Friday. Recently ICC stated that players who will contract the virus can play. And if the keeper batter’s situation doesn’t deteriorate much, he will don the jersey for the game against arch-rivals.
However, if Matthew Wade misses the game against England, then Australia will have the problem of wicketkeeping as the southpaw is the only wicketkeeper in the side. Jos Inglis was there too but he was ruled out of the tournament and CA named Cameron Green as his replacement.
In his place, either of David Warner or Aaron Finch is likely to keep the wickets for Australia. The skipper mentioned ahead of the event that one among them within keep the wickets if anything happens to Wade.
AUS vs ENG: Probable Playing XI for Australia for England clash
Matthew Wade is highly unlikely to play as Australia wouldn’t risk playing him. Therefore in his place, Cameron Green is likely to walk into the playing XI.
Here’s the Probable Playing XI for Australia:
David Warner (wk), Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Cameron Green, Pat Cummins, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood