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Wade returns for Heat clash

08 January 2020

The Hobart Hurricanes will welcome back captain Matthew Wade for Thursday night’s important match against the Brisbane Heat at The Gabba.

Wade is one of two additions to the Hurricanes’ squad for the rematch against the Heat, alongside fast bowler David Moody.

Star batsman D’Arcy Short (international duties) and fast bowler Riley Meredith (side strain) make way from the team that defeated the Perth Scorchers at Optus Stadium on Sunday.

Stand-in skipper Ben McDermott will relinquish the captaincy but retain wicket-keeping duties.

Squad

Matthew Wade (c)
Qais Ahmad
George Bailey
Scott Boland
Nathan Ellis
Caleb Jewell
Ben McDermott (wk)
Simon Milenko
David Miller
David Moody
Tom Rogers
Clive Rose
Mac Wright


Meredith is expected to miss the next four to six weeks after sustaining the injury while bowling against the Scorchers.

“We’re expecting this injury will rule Riley out of the remainder of our BBL campaign,” team physiotherapist Stewart Williamson said.

“Riley had scans yesterday, which unfortunately revealed a significant left side strain that will sideline him for at least a month.

“We will work with Riley on a rehabilitation plan to ideally have him back available for the second half of the Marsh Sheffield Shield season.”