DHAKA, BANGLADESH - AUGUST 22: during an Australian Test team nets session at Sher-E Bangla National Cricket Stadium on August 22, 2017 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Alan Border says Wade under pressure to keep spot

Australian legend Alan Border says wicketkeeper Matthew Wade is under huge pressure to keep his spot in the side for the second Test against Bangladesh.

Wade has been the first choice keeper since winning his spot behind the stumps back from Peter Nevill in 2015/16 Australian summer.

However, he has struggled with the bat and the gloves of late, prompting Border to question his spot in the XI.

Border says the Aussies could even select Peter Handscomb, who keeps for the Melbourne Stars and has kept for Victoria at times, as wicketkeeper for the next Test.

“I think Matty Wade’s position in the side is another question mark,” Border said onĀ Fox Sports News.

“He really struggled behind the stumps, which is his key role, and again with the bat.

“So they may look at putting Handscomb in as the wicketkeeper and playing an extra batsman.

“I thought (Wade’s) keeping was improving, but once you go to the subcontinent you really test your skills out there.

“It’s difficult, but 30 byes in that last Test match was pretty telling, wasn’t it?

“He’s not producing enough runs with the bat to compensate for the keeping. So he’s the one under the most pressure.”

However, Border said if Handscomb if thrown behind the stumps, it would only be a short term fix.

Wade scored five and four in his two innings against Bangladesh in the first Test.

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