Australia's twin Ashes Test defeat has given a glimmer of hope to Matthew Wade. The reserve wicket-keeper now wants a spot in the playing XI at Old Trafford as a specialist batsman. The third Test starts August 1. (Also read: Warner likely to rejoin Australia squad before third Test)
Down 2-0, the Australian team is expected to ring-in a few changes and Wade is hopeful of being considered.
"I'd love to have an opportunity to have a crack at them (England). We played South Africa in Australia and didn't find many problems scoring 400-500 in an innings," he said. Wade, of course, acknowledges the fact that England have bowled brilliantly in the first two Ashes Tests. "England's bowling has been terrific, real world-class. It's the best I've seen in the 18 months I've been around Test cricket." (Related: Jonathan Trott warns Australia, says it's his time to fire!)