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Australia’s Maxwell hit with team fine over Wade row

SYDNEY: Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has been hit with a team fine for criticizing Matt Wade over his decisions as captain of the Victoria state side, skipper Steve Smith said on Saturday. Maxwell was recalled to the squad for Sunday's one-day international against New Zealand and took the opportunity to express how "painful" it had been for him to bat behind wicketkeeper Wade for Victoria. Australia coach Darren Lehmann said on Friday he would speak to power-hitting Maxwell to try to resolve the issue and on…

Colour-blind Australian wicket-keeper ready for pink ball Test

ADELAIDE: Australia's colour-blind wicket-keeper Matthew Wade insists he will cope in this week's day-night Test against South Africa despite having difficulty in picking up the pink ball under lights. The Victorian gloveman has been recalled at the expense of Peter Nevill among a raft of changes for the third Test at Adelaide from Thursday with Australia desperate to prevent a clean-sweep by the Proteas after defeats in Hobart and Perth. Wade, banished from Test cricket three years ago due to shoddy glovework, admits…