Matthew Wade is set to step into the Australian side to replace Usman Khawaja, who has been ruled out the World Cup with a hamstring injury.
Coach Justin Langer has confirmed the news and has revealed that Wade is now set to step in. Mitchell Marsh has also been called up to the squad to provide cover for Marcus Stoinis, who is struggling with a side strain.
“It’s such a pity for Khawaja, for someone who’s been so integral to how we’ve been playing,” said Langer.
“But Matthew Wade is coming in, he’s in great form, he’s had a great 12 or 18 months back home but he also just scored two hundreds [for Australia A] so he’s in great nick.
“Mitch Marsh is going to come in on standby for Marcus Stoinis just to see how he comes up. If they have to come in they’ll be ready to step up.”
Steve Smith couldn’t get a hundred today. The Badger could.
England get Steve Smith out for just 80. Great success.
England are utterly infuriating, they really are.
Joe Root > Don Bradman. That’s just maths.
Can England get a match-winning lead?
Changes for both teams ahead of The Oval.
England’s Test-match batting is broken. Time to get back to basics.
The WTC scoring system is stupid, but the fix is easy. Get it done.
The Badger lets off steam.
Joe Root is shepherding the ‘righteous’ England team through ‘the valley of darkness’ and must ‘lay his vengeance’ upon those closest to him