Allan Border has called Matthew Wade’s position in the Test team into question after a poor performance in Australia’s historic loss to Bangladesh.
Along with Usman Khawaja, Border was critical of Wade’s contribution after a lacklustre performance with the gloves.
Border said Wade was struggling in the subcontinent conditions.
“I think Matty Wade’s position in the side is another question mark,” Border told 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?”
Border said Wade’s inability to notch consistent runs was another reason selectors may look to punt him.
“He’s not producing enough runs with the bat to compensate for the keeping. So he’s the one under the most pressure,” he said.
“(Handscomb) is a possibility. I think he’s more suited to batting and just doing a bit of keeping on tour.
“But he’s got the goods and if he worked hard on it he could probably do it. But I think it’s more of a stop-gap situation for Pete. I’d rather see him just concentrate on his batting and we get a good keeper to do the job there and leave him to score some runs.”