Australia has named separate playing squads for the upcoming Test tour of South Africa and the T20 International tour of New Zealand, with selectors dropping Matthew Wade in favour of Alex Carey.
Nineteen players have been named for the squad for the three-Test series against the Proteas, while 18 men have been chosen for the squad for the five-match T20I series against the Black Caps.
Cricket Australia has agreed to concurrent overseas tours in a bid to keep international cricket going amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
National selector Trevor Hohns said the South African series was deemed important enough to go with a first-choice squad, even though the series is not yet confirmed to go ahead.
“The squad is quite similar to that selected for…