Somerset have signed Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade for part of the 2020 season.
The 31-year-old, whose move is subject to the club obtaining a no objection certificate and appropriate visa, will be available for Somerset’s opening seven County Championship fixtures.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 16, 2019
Wade, who has played 30 Tests for Australia, said: “It’s an exciting challenge and one that I’m looking forward to.
“I got a good taste of English conditions last summer and it’ll be good to come back over and to hopefully contribute to Somerset winning matches in the County Championship.
“Somerset have got a excellent squad and I’m looking forward to meeting up with the guys and to getting out on the pitch with them.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 23, 2019
“I’m told that Somerset have a bit of a history of Australian players doing well for the club, so hopefully I can add my name to that list.”
Stokes will lead the XI in the absence of regular captain Joe Root, who will be on paternity leave.
The 22-year-old is bidding for a Test debut against England.
The West Indies all-rounder could only make five in their second intra-squad match.
The star all-rounder will take charge for the opening Test against the West Indies.
Holder was dismissed for only five off 13 balls.
All-rounder will step in next week with Root missing the match to attend the birth of his second child.
The all-rounder left home county Yorkshire earlier this month.