Cricket World Cup 2019, Australia vs England, selection dilemma, Matthew Wade vs Peter Handscomb

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With the wounded Usman Khawaja, the Australian think tank faces the unenviable task of choosing between Peter Handscomb and Matthew Wade and the selection choices do not end there.

On paper, Wade has an iron-lined case. He scored two centuries in four innings for Australia A in the List stage of his tour in England, and combined a supreme average of 88.75 with a strike rate of 182.05.

This is a better average than David Warner (79.05) and a better strike rate than Glenn Maxwell (163.15) managed in the World Cup. Preposterous really gave Warner the fourth best average of the tournament and Maxwell the best strike rate of anyone with more than 100 runs. Of course, he hasn't faced the same caliber as bowler, but it's still a special formline.

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Matthew Wade is in the best career form.
Matthew Wade is in the best career form.Source: Getty Images

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