Former Australian skipper Michael Clarke has said that Matthew Wade can be a good option for Australia to open the innings against India in the upcoming Test series.
Like the Indian cricket team, the Kangaroos have also been marred with injuries. Their regular opener, David Warner has been ruled out of the first Test, owing to the groin injury he suffered in the second ODI against India.
Will Pucovski, another Australian opener who could have opened for the Kangaroos has suffered a concussion in the first unofficial Test match as he was hit dangerously on the head by Indian pacer Kartik Tyagi. This, Clarke believe Matthew Wade can open for Australia.
Michael Clarke Reckons Matthew Wade Can Open The Innings For Australia
With Cameron Green making a case for his selection with a hundred against India ‘A’, Clarke feels in that case Wade should be pushed up the batting order.
“If you’re going to pick (all-rounder) Cameron Green then you’ve got to find another spot for Wadey,” Clarke told AAP.
“He’s got to be in that starting XI but that could be anywhere in that team. That could be opening the batting if need be. I think Wadey can do that.”
Team India To Take On Australia In The Test Series From December 17
The India team’s Test campaign against Australia will begin from December 17 as the first Test will get underway at the Adelaide Oval. The first Test will be a Day-Night Pink-Ball Test match, which will be the first Day-Night Test match between India and Australia.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli will return back to India after the first Test as he has been granted paternity leave by the BCCI. The odds are level in the tour so far as both the teams have gone on to win 3 games each on the tour so far.