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    Re: Time to play Wade as a specialist Test batsman?

    I've had a closer look at his averages. In first class cricket he has a more than respectable average of 40 with the bat with 9 centuries and 29 scores over 50. This average might be somewhat boosted by his 24 not outs in 138 innings but on the other side he might have scored a couple of more centuries had he not run out of as many batting partners. I think it's reasonable to assume that without the gloves and batting at 5 for the Vics he could be averaging 45 with the bat.

    I still think it would be a ballsy move to just concentrate on his batting but it could be his best chance.
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    Re: Time to play Wade as a specialist Test batsman?

    Wade dumped from T20 squad, replaced by Neville
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    Re: Time to play Wade as a specialist Test batsman?

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Wade dumped from T20 squad, replaced by Neville
    He's losing ground.
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    Re: Time to play Wade as a specialist Test batsman?

    Another top shelf innings in the BBL last night. Surely the weight of runs in all forms is enough to pick him.
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    Re: Time to play Wade as a specialist Test batsman?

    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogtragic View Post
    Another top shelf innings in the BBL last night. Surely the weight of runs in all forms is enough to pick him.
    He's done his best to position himself for a promotion but I wonder if it would be in some ways a step backwards if he was selected
    Renshaw and Burns shoul also be in the mix for a recall.
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    Re: Time to play Wade as a specialist Test batsman?

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    He's done his best to position himself for a promotion but I wonder if it would be in some ways a step backwards if he was selected
    Renshaw and Burns shoul also be in the mix for a recall.
    All three can come in as far as I'm concerned. They probably couldn't do much worse to be honest.
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    Re: Time to play Wade as a specialist Test batsman?

    It's a very small sample size due to his keeping commitments, but Wade's medium fast bowling has a first class average of 23.8 and a strike rate of 35.6 - we would lose absolutely nothing in the bowling by replacing Mitch Marsh with Wade. And of course we gain so much more consistency in batting with Wade averaging just on 40 in first class cricket with the willow. He's also the highest run scorer in shield cricket this year and is in hot form in BBL.

    It's a no-brainer for Sydney really. Rest one of the quicks and bring in a specialist spinner (I'd go with Fawad). Replace Mitch Marsh with Wade at no. 6. Replace Finch with Burns at the top of the order - feel sorry for Finch because he's not a test opener's backside and is better suited to the middle order where he has solid form the last 3 years for the Vics.
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