Matthew Wade isn’t focusing on himself as he returns to domestic cricket after a quiet time of it on the subcontinent.
The incumbent Test and One-Day International wicketkeeper will wear Tasmanian colours for the first time since 2006-07 in Tuesday’s JLT One-Day Cup match with South Australia driven with by the desire to help his home state get back on track.
The 29-year-old will enter under pressure to keep his spot in the national team with Peter Nevill and Alex Carey among those circling ahead of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane on November 23.
“Personally it is important to get back into the set-up and try to contribute to winning games of cricket for Tasmania,’’ Wade said on Monday.
“When you start putting your personal performances ahead of the team that’s when things don’t go at their best.
“So I’ll be looking to come back here and contribute in any way that I can to get some wins on the board.”
Wade, who replaces Jake Doran in Tasmania’s squad, scored just 34 runs in four innings in the ODI series against India, where he lost his spot in the third match of the series.
Wade said he would likely bat in the middle order and use “his power at the end of the innings” against the Redbacks.
The 0-3 Tigers, who have lost key pair Jackson Bird and Andrew Fekete to injury during the tournament, face the 2-1 South Australians at North Sydney Oval from 10.30am.