Australian skipper Aaron Finch suffered an injury to his knee during the fifth T20 international against West Indies. He sustained the injury while fielding and thus is likely to miss out in the upcoming ODI series against West Indies. Under such circumstances, reports have emerged that Matthew Wade is likely to replace Aaron Finch as captain for the series against West Indies.
The Australian wicket-keeper batsman also expressed his delight over the appointment of being the captain in the series. Speaking to cricket.com.au, Matthew Wade explained how the presence of other experienced players in the Australian ranks would help him in making captaincy decisions.
For those of you who don’t know, Wade has captained Australia in a T20 match against India and believes that he is ready if the opportunity presents once more.
“I love to captain whenever I get an opportunity. I captained in the T20s (against India last summer), and we’ve got plenty of different leaders here. Moises is a really good leader, Adam Zampa is getting better and better, ‘Starcy’ and ‘Hoff’ (Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood) go about their thing. Captaining is pretty easy at this level with those experienced guys around so if I got the opportunity I’d jump at it,” Matthew Wade said.
Mathew Wade isn’t in the current ODI squad for the West Indies series. However, if Finch gets ruled out, then the former is likely to replace him. The southpaw is not thinking way too ahead and wants to wait and see how things pan out.
“It’s a bit of a moving thing, the vice-captaincy. Going forward in the one-dayers I have no idea what will happen there. I am probably not expecting to play, especially if Finchy plays, but if he doesn’t there might be an opportunity for me to play,” Wade said.