[caption id="attachment_649729" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-649729" alt="Peter Nevill has been in a great form Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Nevill-GI.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Peter Nevill has been in a great form Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Following <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/matthew-wade" target="_blank">Matthew Wade</a> s struggle with form, former <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia" target="_blank">Australia</a> cricketer <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/michael-slater" target="_blank">Michael Slater</a> wants <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/peter-nevill" target="_blank">Peter Nevill</a> in the national team as the wicketkeeper-batsman for the Ashes 2017-18. While Wade has recently wasted his chances, failing to contribute with bat as well as not being too efficient behind the stumps, Nevill s form for New South Wales supports Slater s call. Wade s spot is not only in danger because of Nevill, but also another competitor, South Australian wicketkeeper Alex Carey, both of whom have been impressive in the recent domestic season. <strong>READ: <a title="Glenn Maxwell close to breaking his run drought ahead of The Ashes 2017-18, opines Finch" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/glenn-maxwell-close-to-breaking-his-run-drought-ahead-of-the-ashes-2017-18-opines-aaron-finch-649523">Glenn Maxwell close to breaking his run drought ahead of The Ashes 2017-18, opines Finch</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p> I think we go back to the guy who s (the best)gloveman," Slater told <i>Sports Sunday</i>. I read some quotes from Ian Healy. Now he knows a little bit about 'keeping and he said let's go for the gloveman, let s not make excuses for the top six batters doing the job and expect the keeper to do what Gilchrist did . <p></p> <p></p>Slater also compared Australia s hunt for the next Adam Gilchrist with that of searching for the next Shane Warne that Australia have faced earlier. <p></p> <p></p> It's like looking for another Warnie you don t find them. Get the guy who can take all (the catches). (Nevill) averaged over 50 for NSW last year. There s nothing wrong with his batting. He might not be an aggressor but he does a fantastic job. He might not talk as much as Wade but I m not sure the talk from Wade is appealing to some of his teammates. <p></p> <p></p><b>Record holder</b> <p></p> <p></p>Nevill also made his claims for spot in the national team strong after he equalled List A record for a wicketkeeper, being associated with eight dismissals as New South Wales defeated Cricket Australia XI by 93-runs. <p></p> <p></p>Nevill s equalised Somerset's Derek Taylor (1982), Steve Palframan(1997-98),James Piper (2001) for Worcestershire. He has also eclipsed the Australian record of six held by Ryan Campbell (thrice), Wade Seccombe, Brad Haddin and Adam Gilchrist. <p></p> <p></p> I didn't realise that was the case but that's more of a reflection of the bowling than the wicketekeeping," Nevill, who prefers not to sledge as much as traditional wicketkeepers, said after the record-breaking stint. <p></p> <p></p>NicMaddinson, whose ton sealed New South Wales victory, praised his fellow teammate for his efforts. <p></p> <p></p> He's been keeping really well. He's put in a lot of work especially over our off-season and pre-season so it's no surprise. I think he's back to the standard he expects, the centurion said about Nevill.