Name: Matthew Wade
Date of birth: 26/12/1987
International Team: Australia
Domestic Team: Melbourne Stars
Bowling Style: Right arm medium fast
Batting Style: Left-hand
Matthew Wade's current predicament just about sums up Australia's Test side at the moment.
A wicketkeeper-batsman with immense promise, Wade seemed to be perennially stuck in line behind Brad Haddin and former schoolmate Tim Paine in the Aussie gloveman pecking order.
But a long-term injury to Paine, and a family illness for Haddin saw Wade get his shot at Test cricket against West Indies in April 2012.
The 25-year-old grabbed the opportunity with, ahem, both gloves, being solid behind the stumps and hitting his maiden Test ton in just his third appearance in the baggy green.
But Wade's honeymoon period did not last long, as some dodgy form with the gloves against South Africa and Sri Lanka had many in the media, including legendary former 'keeper Ian Healy, calling for his head.
More mistakes on the tour of India, combined with a resurgence in form for Haddin, saw Wade unceremoniously dumped for the Ashes.
However, there could be a silver lining, with Wade still included in the squad and hoping to force his way into the side as a specialist batsman.
This may not be such a far-fetched idea. After all, this is the man became the first Australian wicketkeeper to bowl in a Test match in 29 years when he rolled his arm over against Sri Lanka last December.
But for now, Wade's career faces the same uncertainty that has seemingly plagued most of his team-mates.
International Career Overview
|Career Span:||2012-2013||Innings Bowled:||1|
|Highest Score:||106||Best bowling in Innings:||0/0|
|Career Span:||2012-2014||Innings Bowled:||0|
|Highest Score:||75||Best bowling in Innings:||N/A|
Full International Career History
|Mar 22 2013||India||Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi||1||2|
|Mar 2 2013||India||Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium||1||62|
|Feb 22 2013||India||M.A. Chidambaram Stadium||1||12|
|Jan 2 2013||Sri Lanka||Sydney Cricket Ground||1||102*|
|Dec 25 2012||Sri Lanka||Melbourne Cricket Ground||1||1|
|Dec 13 2012||Sri Lanka||Bellerive Oval, Hobart||1||68*|
|Nov 30 2012||South Africa||WACA Ground||1||68|
|Nov 22 2012||South Africa||Adelaide Oval||1||6|
|Nov 9 2012||South Africa||Brisbane Cricket Ground||1||19*|
|Apr 23 2012||West Indies||Windsor Park, Dominica||1||106|
|Apr 15 2012||West Indies||1||11|
|Apr 7 2012||West Indies||1||28|
|Dec 13 2012||Sri Lanka||Bellerive Oval, Hobart||2||0/0|
|Jan 26 2014||England||Adelaide Oval||1||31|
|Jan 24 2014||England||WACA Ground||1||23|
|Sep 16 2013||England||The Ageas Bowl||1||0|
|Sep 14 2013||England||The Swalec Stadium||1||36|
|Sep 8 2013||England||Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester||1||0|
|Jun 17 2013||Sri Lanka||The Kia Oval||1||31|
|Jun 12 2013||New Zealand||Edgbaston||1||29|
|Jun 8 2013||England||Edgbaston||1||1|
|Feb 8 2013||West Indies||Sydney Cricket Ground||1||13*|
|Feb 6 2013||West Indies||Manuka Oval, Canberra||1||4*|
|Feb 3 2013||West Indies||WACA Ground||1||16|
|Feb 1 2013||West Indies||WACA Ground||1||DNB|
|Jan 23 2013||Sri Lanka||Bellerive Oval, Hobart||1||23|
|Jan 20 2013||Sri Lanka||Sydney Cricket Ground||1||31|
|Jan 18 2013||Sri Lanka||Brisbane Cricket Ground||1||8|
|Sep 3 2012||Pakistan||Sharjah CA Stadium, UAE||1||22|
|Aug 31 2012||Pakistan||Sheikh Zayed Stadium||1||7|
|Aug 28 2012||Pakistan||Sharjah CA Stadium, UAE||1||10|
|Aug 25 2012||Afghanistan||Sharjah CA Stadium, UAE||1||75|
|Jul 10 2012||England||Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester||1||12|
|Jul 7 2012||England||Emirates Durham ICG||1||0|
|Jul 1 2012||England||The Kia Oval||1||6|
|Jun 29 2012||England||Lord's||1||27|
|Mar 25 2012||West Indies||Gros Islet||1||26|
|Mar 23 2012||West Indies||Gros Islet||1||15|
|Mar 20 2012||West Indies||Arnos Vale, Kingstown, St.Vincent||1||2|
|Mar 18 2012||West Indies||Arnos Vale, Kingstown, St.Vincent||1||3|
|Mar 16 2012||West Indies||Arnos Vale, Kingstown, St.Vincent||1||0|
|Mar 8 2012||Sri Lanka||Adelaide||1||49|
|Mar 6 2012||Sri Lanka||Adelaide||1||14|
|Mar 4 2012||Sri Lanka||Brisbane||1||64|
|Mar 2 2012||Sri Lanka||Melbourne||1||9|
|Feb 26 2012||India||Sydney||1||56|
|Feb 24 2012||Sri Lanka||Hobart||1||5|
|Feb 19 2012||India||Brisbane||1||45|
|Feb 17 2012||Sri Lanka||Sydney||1||15|
|Feb 12 2012||India||Adelaide||1||16|
|Feb 10 2012||Sri Lanka||Perth||1||1|
|Feb 5 2012||India||Melbourne||1||67|
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