Wade: We want to win, and win well
Wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade is determined to gain a triumphant precursor to this month's five-match series against England, when Australia and Scotland meet for a one-off ODI in Edinburgh on Tuesday.
Wade did not feature in the Ashes series, which the tourists lost three-nil, but has been named in the limited-overs squad ahead of the veteran Brad Haddin. The uncapped Fawad Ahmed and Nathan Coulter-Nile, who played in the drawn T20I series, have been retained.
"This is a great opportunity to go out and get a win. We haven't had too many of them recently. As a team, that is our big focus. We want to win and win well. Most of us have been here a while so we are pretty comfortable with the conditions," said Wade.
"We understand what the wicket is going to play like. A couple of the lads were even here for the Australia A game in June so we understand how the ground is going to play. This is an opportunity to play well, execute our skills and get a win before heading south later this week.
"It's always frustrating when you are not winning games. The one-day series with England is a great opportunity to get some wins on the board leading into our Australian summer. It would be nice to go home with a series win. We want to take some momentum home with us ahead of the Ashes."
The sides have met three times in ODI cricket, with the Aussies triumphant throughout. Their most recent victory was at the Grange Cricket Club Ground in Raeburn Place in 2009, when David Hussey scored a century and all-rounder Shane Watson clinched three key wickets.