Teammate’s live TV stitch-up of Paine
Matthew Wade couldn’t resist a cheeky dig at his Australian Test skipper Tim Paine over his decision to hand him the ball with New Zealand in trouble at the MCG.
Wade had shown promise with the pink ball in Perth, but was smashed to all parts of the Melbourne Cricket Ground to bring the Kiwis back into the contest after a horror start.
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Wade roasts Paine’s captaincy
Big Bash: Matthew Wade had a dig at Tim Paine’s decision to hand him the ball at the MCG against New Zealand, where he was smashed to all parts of the ground.
He was belted four three fours and went for 13 runs before Wade was quickly taken out of the attack by Paine after just one over.
Wade was mic’d up for the Hobart Hurricanes in their clash with the Sixers and let Paine, who was commentating, know about his thoughts on the decision.
“Perth was all right. Swing bowler with the pink ball, but the MCG was a bad decision,” Wade said with a laugh.
“GOAT (Nathan Lyon) was sitting there with a leftie in and I get thrown the ball.”
Fellow commentator Damien Fleming asked Paine for a right of reply after Wade burned his skipper.
“Well Painey what have you got for us?” Fleming asked.
“He has smashed you there.”
“Well Perth was a little bit unlucky we obviously had the injury to Josh Hazlewood,” Paine explained.
“We needed an extra quick and Wadey was putting in the hours in the nets so you have to reward guys for that.
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Paine took aim at his bowling attack for their lack of urgency in explaining his decision to throw the ball to Wade.
“The MCG decision was around our over rate,” Paine said.
“It was a bit of a mix-up. We got so far behind on overs that we had to get him on.
“Our four fast bowlers and Gazza (Lyon) there is not a bowling attack in the world that bowls their overs slower.
Matthew Wade charges in at the MCG.Source:FOX SPORTS
“We haven’t got the luxury of other teams of bringing the spinner on because when you bring Lyon on it is like when Warnie (Shane Warne) used to come on.
“He has to take his time and rub his hands and talk to the umpire and sledge the batter. He takes longer than our quicks.
“So we tried to bring Wadey on and he bowled a no-ball and got hit for three fours. It was testing my patience that period of play at the MCG.”
However Wade backed himself to return to form and take some wickets in Australia’s upcoming tour of Bangladesh later this year.
“My comeback will be Bangladesh and I will get the run-up right,” Wade said.
“I will have a couple of wickets in me there hopefully.”
Originally published asTeammate’s live TV stitch-up of Paine
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