Wicketkeeper, LH Batsman
Born in Tasmania Wade made the move to Victoria in 2007 to improve his chances of regular State games and Australian selection. The move paid off in 2011 after two outstanding domestic seasons, garnering selection in the Australian T20 side.
In Wade’s debut Test series in 2012 against the West Indies he scored a century, and has since gone on to represent Australia in all formats.
In 2013 Wade was named Captain of Victoria and led the side to the 2014/15 and 2015/16 Sheffield Shield titles. In 2013 he took his maiden first class wicket and in January 2017 he made his maiden ODI Century. He returned to his home state of Tasmania ahead of the 2017/18 Australian summer.
The fact that he played any international cricket at all was a credit to his self-belief and his mental toughness: when only 16, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer, and required two cycles of chemotherapy to defeat the illness.
Wade was a late call up to Australia’s 2019 World Cup squad on the back of an incredible run of form for Australia A. He was selected in the 2019 Ashes squad where he rewarded the faith of the selectors by scoring centuries in the first and fifth test. His scoring was a key factor in Australia reclaiming the Ashes on English soil for the first time since 2001.
Wade will continue representing the nation on an international stage, receiving a Cricket Australia contract for 2020/21.