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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1 India 35 4016 115
2 South Africa 33 3712 106
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 England 45 4722 105
5 New Zealand 23 2354 102
6 Sri Lanka 38 3668 97
7 Pakistan 21 1853 88
8 West Indies 29 2235 77
9 Bangladesh 19 1268 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2


RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 51 6470 127
2 India 49 5973 122
3 New Zealand 41 4602 112
4 South Africa 39 4275 110
5 Pakistan 38 3915 103
6 Australia 37 3699 100
7 Bangladesh 28 2607 93
8 Sri Lanka 50 3872 77
9 West Indies 32 2217 69
10 Afghanistan 32 2053 64
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55


RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 30 3972 132
2 India 37 4601 124
2 Australia 21 2570 122
4 England 21 2448 117
5 New Zealand 22 2542 116
6 South Africa 19 2093 110
7 West Indies 21 2219 106
8 Afghanistan 27 2490 92
9 Sri Lanka 28 2451 88
10 Bangladesh 27 2066 77