Matthew Wade. (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

Arch-rivals Australia and England will likely be battling it out in a digital knockout conflict when the 2 groups lock horns within the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 on the Melbourne Cricket Floor on Friday, October 28. Nevertheless, the defending champions have discovered themselves in a spot of hassle previous to this significant encounter because it has been learnt that Matthew Wade has contracted COVID-19. 

Nevertheless, the wicketkeeper-batter is anticipated to characteristic  in opposition to the Three Lions. Wade, in the meantime, has turn out to be the second member after leg-spinner Adam Zampa to contract with the virus. As per stories in Cricket Australia’s official web site, Wade has proven solely delicate signs and will likely be obtainable for participation in opposition to England offered his situation doesn’t worsen earlier than the sport. The Australian squad can be hoping that he’s match sufficient to take the sphere and don the gloves on this must-win encounter with their T20 world title reign on the road. 

One other setback is one thing that Australia can ill-afford at this stage with their future within the event hanging within the stability. To make issues worse, Wade is the one keeper that the reigning champions have for the time being after Josh Inglis was dominated out of the event attributable to a hand harm final week and was changed by batting all-rounder Cameron Inexperienced.

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