|Matthew Wade Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||December 26, 1987|
Matthew Wade is an Australian professional cricketer who has represented his country in all 3 formats of the sport (Tests, ODIs, T20Is), as a wicket-keeper batsman. Before breaking into the senior national team in 2011, he had represented Australia at the 2006 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, helping the team reach the semi-final. He has played for and captained both his home state of Tasmania (2006-07, 2016-17–Present) as well as Victoria (2007-08–2016-17) in Australian domestic cricket. He had captained the latter team to 2 of their 3 successive Sheffield Shield titles between 2015 and 2017. In the English summer of 2016, when he was out of the Australian national team for a while, he had played for Warwickshire County Cricket Club in the English domestic circuit.
Matthew Scott Wade
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
- Father – Scott Wade (Former CEO of AFL Tasmania, Former Professional Australian Rules Football Player)
- Others – Michael Wade (Paternal Grandfather) (Former President of the Hobart Football Club), Jeremy Howe (Cousin) (Professional Australian Rules Football Player)
- 13 – Test Match, One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I), Tasmania (Australian Domestic Cricket), Melbourne Stars (Big Bash League), Melbourne Renegades (Big Bash League), Hobart Hurricanes (Big Bash League), Delhi Daredevils (Indian Premier League), Warwickshire County Cricket Club (English Domestic Cricket)
- 17 – Victoria (Australian Domestic Cricket)
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
74 kg or 163 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Matthew has dated –
- Julia Barry (2013–Present) – Matthew got married to fitness instructor Julia Barry in 2013, in a ceremony held at the Bellarine Peninsula, near Melbourne. They have 2 daughters together named Winter Phillipa Wade (b. March 2016) and Goldie Hue Wade (b. June 2019).
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Australian descent.
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped hair
- Sports a rugged beard
- Has his right forearm and left arm covered in tattoos
Matthew Wade Facts
- As a youngster, Matthew had represented his home state of Tasmania in both junior cricket and junior football (Australian rules). He was good enough to have vice-captained the Tassie Mariners in the TAC Cup (know known as NAB League Boys), an under-19 Australian rules football representative competition.
- When he was just 16 years old, he had been diagnosed with testicular cancer. He had to undergo 2 rounds of chemotherapy to defeat the disease which had fortunately been diagnosed at a very early stage.
- He is color blind and has often faced difficulties, throughout his playing career, to tackle cricket balls of different colors and their myriad movements (seam, swing, spin, and turn).
- A dynamic T20 batsman who transitioned from the middle order to the top order in the latter half of his career, he has represented Melbourne Stars (2011-12–2013-14), Melbourne Renegades (2014-15–2015-16), and Hobart Hurricanes (2017-18–Present) in the BBL (Big Bash League). He had also had a brief stint with Delhi Daredevils (2011) in the IPL (Indian Premier League).
- In December 2020, he was given the honor to captain a senior national Australian squad for the first time in his career, after regular captain Aaron Finch had been ruled out due to an injury.
Featured Image by Matthew Wade / Instagram