Ashes a Test proving ground for Wade


The 31-year-old has kept up that form at the start of this domestic summer, warming up for the Test series against Pakistan with three half-centuries in his past four innings for Tasmania.

“I brought home that what I’ve been doing for the 18 months to two years before I got picked again will work at Test level,” Wade said of his Ashes experience.

“That’s what I bring back. I’m not going to change too much at all.

“I’ve had a good lead-in, in Shield cricket, so it’s just about going out there and doing what I did in England and what I’ve done for a couple of years now in the first-class scene and just repeating that over and over again.

“Eventually runs will come, if it’s not in the first Test, then it’ll be in the second Test.

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“I know that if I stick to my game plan that runs will come eventually.”

Oddly enough, Wade’s last home Test was against Pakistan at the SCG.

Wade’s first innings 29 in Australia’s 220-run victory was his only double-figure score in four knocks across the three-Test series.

The wait to show his new self to Australia’s Test fans is something he’s eager to end on Thursday.

“The build-up, this is probably the worst part, the next couple of days,” he said.

“Once the coin goes up it’s all fun from there.”

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