Team Australia will play a three match ODI series against New Zealand in the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy.


Matthew Wade will lead Australia in the Chapplee –Hadlee series due to injury problem for Steve Smith, smith was out from the upcoming Chappell-Hadlee series and in place of him Australia management chooses him as a new captain, he is the 24th ODI captain for Australia.

The board of Directors of Australia was quite happy to announce his name as a new Captain in the absence of Steve Smith.

While in Smith’s absence team Australia revise David Warner’s name as captain, but David Warner opts out and the National selection panel of Australia name wade as a new captain: “We had a few options as captain in the absence of Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner but Matthew Wade was the logical option given his leadership experience with Victoria and the fact he is very much a leader within the group already,

“We did discuss the situation with David Warner, but after doing so the NSP made the decision that it was in his best interests and in the best interests of the team that we continued with our original plan to give him a break for this series. That was our call and, that way, we will ensure David is fresh and ready to go in the build-up to the Test series in India that follows.

On the other hand the 29 year old Australian wicket keeper batsman was happy to get that kind of responsibility and he thinks it is an honor for him to have it.

He added: “Being asked to captain Australia is obviously not something I was expecting and it is still sinking in, but I am hugely honoured by the decision of the selectors and the Board of Directors and very excited about it,”

Mathew wade as a captain, he did not like to change many things in the team in the absence of the two experience players, he elucidated: “With Steve Smith and David Warner absent it’s an opportunity for me to captain the side for three matches but I’m not about to change too much and it’s a case of trying to continue the disciplines that have earned us success in the recent past.”

Sam Heazlett the young Australian will take the spot in the team in place of Steve smith, the young Australian plays for the Queensland team in the BBL.

On this Hohns  added: “With Steve not fit to play we have taken the opportunity to introduce another exciting young player to the Australian team environment and international cricket by including Sam Heazlett.

“Sam showed last summer what a talented player he is by averaging over 40 in his debut season at first-class level and he impressed again when playing for the National Performance Squad against ‘A’ teams from Australia, South Africa and India in Townsville and Mackay during this past winter.”

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RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 28 3499 125
2 South Africa 32 3589 112
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 New Zealand 23 2354 102
5 England 36 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 31 2914 94
7 Pakistan 17 1463 86
8 Bangladesh 16 1202 75
9 West Indies 22 1484 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2


RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 42 5257 125
2 India 45 5492 122
3 South Africa 34 3842 113
4 New Zealand 41 4602 112
5 Australia 32 3327 104
6 Pakistan 32 3279 102
7 Bangladesh 24 2220 93
8 Sri Lanka 43 3302 77
9 West Indies 29 1989 69
10 Afghanistan 28 1758 63
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55


RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 23 2990 130
2 Australia 15 1894 126
3 India 32 3932 123
4 New Zealand 22 2542 116
5 England 17 1951 115
6 South Africa 18 2058 114
7 West Indies 18 2048 114
8 Afghanistan 22 1917 87
9 Sri Lanka 27 2287 85
10 Bangladesh 21 1570 75