Wade to replace Paine as Australia's No.2 'keeper

Matthew Wade has scored 2, 121 runs in 45 First Class matches Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Sydney:Aug 31, 2011

Wicket-keeper batsman Matthew Wade of Victoria is likely to become Australia s understudy wicketkeeper after Tim Paine suffered a finger injury.

Wade will be the understudy wicketkeeper for at least a month, The Age reported.

Paine fractured the index finger of right hand while training with Tasmania last week. The injury doesn t need a surgery but could rule out Paine for at least four-to-six weeks to heal.

It is the third time in the past two years that 26-year-old Paine has broken a finger on his right hand while keeping.