Australia vs New Zealand: Injured Matthew Wade to miss 2nd ODI, eyes return against India

PTI, Feb, 01 2017

Sydney: Injured Australian stand-in captain Matthew Wade was ruled out of the rest of the New Zealand one-day series with Aaron Finch assuming the role of skipper on Wednesday.

Australia's Matthew Wade will miss the rest of the New Zealand tour due to injury. Reuters

Australia's Matthew Wade will miss the rest of the New Zealand tour due to injury. Reuters

Wicketkeeper Wade was promoted to the captain's role after injury prevented Steve Smith from going on tour and his deputy David Warner was rested for the three limited-overs games.

But Wade hurt his back preparing for the opening match in Auckland on Monday and missed the six-run loss against New Zealand.

"After further discussions following his failure to recover sufficiently for Thursday's game two in Napier it was decided he will return to Melbourne for treatment," Cricket Australia said.

Finch, who stood in for Wade as captain on Monday, will take charge of the two remaining matches, with no replacement brought in.

"It's not a major injury but with the short turnaround between matches and the four-and-a-half hour journey by bus to Hamilton for the next match, it's been decided it's best for me to go home and get some treatment," said Wade.

He further added that he was confident of being fit for Australia's upcoming Test tour of India and a pre-series training camp in Dubai.

Published Date: Feb 01, 2017 | Updated Date: Feb 01, 2017



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