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Ashes 2013: Matthew Wade focused on finding place in the playing XI


Australia's reserve gloveman Matthew Wade addressed the press on Thursday. Wade said that anyone who puts their hand up with a good performance can cement his side in the team.

Wade said he is focused on playing the Ashes. He also said that he wouldn't mind being a specialist batsman since Brad Haddin has been the first-choice wicketkeeper for Australia.

"It's a huge opportunity for everyone who's not had a game," Wade told Sky Sports News on Thursday. The Ashes tour has not started like we wanted, but to get an opportunity to play, which I've not had for a couple of months, is great for me.

"I am here as a back-up wicketkeeper but I want to get amongst the runs and push for a spot as a batsman. I'd take a spot where I can get one, wicketkeeper or batsman. If I get a tap on the shoulder to play a game, especially an Ashes game, I'll take it," he said.

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