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‘Accidental’ keeper Wade warns Proteas of behind stump ‘lip service’

‘Accidental’ keeper Wade warns Proteas of behind stump ‘lip service’Sydney, Nov 8 : Australia's wicketkeeper Matt Wade has revealed he became a gloveman by accident, but that will not deter him from carrying on the Australian cricket tradition of taking the fight up to opponents with both his play and talk.

Wade will follow in the footsteps of wicketkeepers like Wally Grout, Rod Marsh and Ian Healy and is ready to rip into opposing batsmen on his debut Test and one-day series this year at home.

"I'll do whatever it takes to win so that's how I want to be remembered when I finish," said Wade, who scored a crucial 106 in the third Test against the West Indies to save Australia and retain his place ahead of Brad Haddin.

"To me it''s not about your average and what you have done stats-wise. To me it''s about winning games for Australia. Stats don''t tell you when you''ve made your runs and in what situation. I love the contest. That''s what cricket is all about. A bloke is bowling 150km/h at you and trying to get you out and you''re trying to counter that."

Wade became a wicketkeeper by accident after initially being discovered as an off-spinner at a coaching clinic named after former Test batsman David Boon.

"I was an offie that tried to bat a bit but I wasn't much good. I would throw little darts, I don''t think I''ll get a bowl in this Test. It (wicketkeeping) is something I fell into to be honest. I was at an under-13 David Boon camp and they needed a keeper for this centre-wicket practice and I said, ''Oh well, I will have a crack at it''.

"Tim Coyle, the coach of Tasmania, was out there and must have seen a bit of talent, so I then worked hard at it for three or four years. After I started keeping, I loved it ... you are always in the game," he said. (ANI)


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