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T20 World Cup 2022: Matthew Wade said, “I’ve spoken that it could be my last competition.”

T20 World Cup 2022: Matthew Wade said, “I’ve spoken that it could be my last competition.”

The keeper-batter for Australia, Matthew Wade, has hinted that the 2017 T20 World Cup might be his final competition with the national team. The seasoned cricketer also admitted that he has doubts about playing in another ICC competition.

Wade was a key player in Australia’s World Cup victory a year ago and will maintain wickets for them when they begin their title defense this week against New Zealand. Wade scored 41* from 17 balls in the semi-final match against Pakistan, and he and Marcus Stoinis shared an unbroken 81-run stand to help Australia advance to the final.

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Wade acknowledged on cricket.com.au’s Unplayable Podcast that he views every game as a “bonus” since he knows that his time on the field might end at any point. The Tasmanian is prepared to step aside because he recognizes the significance of developing Josh Inglis in the near future. He stated:

“I’m no closer to the finish line than I was a year ago, but for some reason, I felt I’d never play another ICC event after the World Cup. I’m back here right now, playing. Consequently, I’m thinking, “Well, if this is it, then this is it.” If it isn’t, it isn’t. I’ve mentioned that it might be my last tournament; I’m not sure.

“I simply enter each game believing it to be a bonus. I’ll take on any position they think I should have. I’m more than happy to leave the game as well if “Ingo” is the next man and they want to give him playing time. I don’t want to actually be a hindrance.”

Recent times have seen the southpaw finish a few games on his own, particularly during the tour of India last month. The defending champions would rely on Wade to cause damage because he is the only left-hander in the middle of the lineup.

“I believe that removing yourself from the picture is incredibly crucial.” Wade, Matthew

Wade, who has played in nearly 200 T20Is, acknowledged that players should think about having the biggest influence possible rather than concentrating on personal records. The 34-year-old recalled how Australia won the trophy the previous year with the aid of the same tactic. He clarified:

“I believe it’s crucial to remove oneself from the situation. I believe that anyone who enters a T20 match, especially one at the international level, anxious about their own performance or trying to reach a score of 10 before taking a chance—both minor issues that occasionally creep into players’ thoughts—is in serious trouble.

“We must be a team that is eager to go out and make the biggest effect possible. We made a deliberate effort to ensure that we rewarded the folks who achieved that.”

“We place a big importance on men who would walk out and immediately put one foot in front of the other for the team and remove themselves from it. And something that has undoubtedly aided us in our efforts to become the squad we desire.”

Australia would become the first nation to win two T20 World Cups and the first to do so if they were to defend their championship this year.

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