Bridgetown: Matthew Wade has said he is not getting ahead of himself despite his likely Test debut looming on the horizon. Wade is expected to earn his first baggy green on Saturday next week, when the Australians take on West Indies in the first Test in Bridgetown, after the Test incumbent Brad Haddin flew home for family reasons and announced he would not rejoin the tour.
That will give Wade, 24, the perfect opportunity to make the Test position his own, with three matches on this tour and then a break until the start of the next Australian summer, by which time Haddin will be 35. But Wade said he was not thinking any further ahead than the Caribbean tour, and simply wanted to grab every opportunity that came his way.
"Every time you get a chance to show what you've got for Australia you're trying to do your best," Wade said in Barbados. "I'm just going to concentrate on these three games and look no further than that. Hopefully I do get the opportunity to play and can do well in these three games. If I look too far down the track that won't help me at all."