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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.”