Melbourne, Feb 6: Young Australian opener Matthew Wade has proved his worth with his match-winning performances in a few games he has played, but the young Tasmanian does not want to look too far ahead than the three ODIs for which he has been selected.
In a short time, Wade has become a thorn in India's flesh and his 67-run knock in the first one-day international was another proof of his growing stature.
He has already scored two half centuries from the three games he has played against India, including two Twenty20 internationals.
But the left-handed batsman knows the nature of the game and refused to predict his future.
“That would be a bad option for myself. I just want to do as well as I can in the three games. If I look too far ahead, you don't know what's going to happen. It's a pretty fickle game that we play. The environment I'm in, it's all about the next game in the Australian cricket team,” he said after being adjudged Man-of-the-match in Sunday's match.
“I'm obviously enjoying the chance to play for Australia. It's every kid's dream to put on the Australian kit and walk out at the MCG. I loving every minute of it.”
The youngster also earned good points on his work behind the stumps.
“I definitely feel I'm keeping as well as I ever have. Obviously to be in the environment of the Australian team, I'm catching more balls every day and things are going really well. I feel on top of my game.”
One thing which made Wade realize international cricket was a step up from domestic competition was the kind of running he had to do with Mike Hussey in the middle.
“The intensity when Mike Hussey walked out and started running between the wickets, there was definitely a step up. Everything is just a bit faster and (when) you have to run with Mike, it's even harder.”