The Ashes: Matthew Wade eyes spot as Aussies set to make changes for Old Trafford Test

The left-hander reserve wicket-keeper is confident of making the most of English conditions and hopes to score big versus Sussex at Hove

updated: July 26, 2013 16:23 IST
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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!)

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