Matthew Wade will take a break from the ongoing BBL 11



Matthew Wade will take a break from the ongoing BBL 11

Matthew Wade will take a break from the ongoing BBL 11

January 10, 2022  Authorbet365baji

Due to personal circumstances, veteran batter Matthew Wade has opted to take an indefinite leave from the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL). Wade was not included in the Hurricanes squad against the Brisbane Heat at the Gabba on Saturday (January 8) night. Wade's vast experience will be sorely missed by the team, which Peter Handscomb will now lead.

Wade has 177 runs in nine games this BBL season, with the highest score of 93. He has only one fifty while starting most games at the top of the order. He had a fantastic T20 World Cup for Australia and was anticipated to light the stage on fire in the BBL, but that has yet to materialize.

According to Hobart Hurricanes coach Adam Griffith, Matthew Wade will be out of action for a long time, who hasn't said when he'd return. He wants to have the wicket-keeper batter at critical times, as the Hurricanes are now in fourth place with four wins from nine games. The Hurricanes have now lost two straight games after a three-match winning streak, and they will need to play their best game against the Brisbane Heat in their upcoming contest.

Ben Mcdermott has performed admirably so far in the BBL season, and he is likely to take over as the team's wicket-keeper. It's unclear who will take Wade's place at the top of the lineup, but the coach anticipates some continuity upfront. Meanwhile, the Hurricanes will be lifted by the return of speedster Riley Meredith, who has been out with a hamstring injury.