Matthew Wade to captain Australia for five T20Is in Bangladesh

Wicketkeeper Matthew Wade will captain Australia for the five-match Twenty20 series against Bangladesh which begins on Tuesday (August 3) in Dhaka.

Regular captain Aaron Finch left the Australian bio-secure bubble for the team’s tours of the Caribbean and Bangladesh, flying home from Barbados to have a minor surgical procedure on his injured right knee.

Cricket Australia said on Monday that Finch hopes to be fit for the T20 World Cup in India from October 17 to November 14.

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Wade has captained extensively at domestic level with Victoria, Tasmania and the Hobart Hurricanes.

The five matches are compressed into less than a week, with other games set for Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and next Monday, all at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.

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