Australian selectors have named the one-day and Twenty 20 sides ahead of the upcoming West Indies tour with one big name inclusion being wicket keep Brad Haddin.
Haddin was dumped earlier this year from the one-day side after an uninspiring Test series against India, replaced by the young and electric Matthew Wade.
While Wade has had in moments on the big stage in both the Twenty20 and one-day versions of the game, one couldn’t say he’d be a complete lock to get the spot for the Windies tour. Both men made the 17 man squad but it will surely be a fight for the veteran Haddin to reclaim his old spot.
Wade told Fox Sports that he doesn’t believe there is any type of rivalry between the two and said that anything along those lines would be “stupid” considering the amount he could learn from Haddin.
“I don't know if competition is the word,” Wade said.
“I'm looking to work pretty closely with Brad and try to tap into his experience.”
“He's been on plenty of big tours before, this is my first big tour.”
Haddin, George Bailey and Nathan Lyon have also been included to the squad that will likely play Sri Lanka in the best-of-three tri-nation series finals beginning on Sunday. Bailey and Lyon have yet to play a one-day international for Australia.
Pace bowler James Pattison will return to the squad for the West Indies tour after recovering from a foot injury and Shane Watson and Mike Hussey have been included into the Twenty20 team.
Mitchell Starc was not included into either side but will join the tour to further his development.