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Wade ready to cope with colour blindness in pink ball Test

Updated: Nov 22, 2016 12:26 IST

Johannesburg [South Africa], Nov. 22 (ANI): Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade, who suffers from colour blindness, has insisted that he will cope with it in the upcoming day-night Test against South Africa to be played in Adelaide with the pink ball under lights.

Wade has been recalled for the third and the final Test against the Proteas in place of Peter Nevill with Australia being desperate to evade a first-ever clean-sweep on home soil after humiliating defeats in Perth and Hobart.

The Victorian gloveman, who was removed from the Test team three years ago due to due to shoddy glovework, has admitted that his vision problem makes it difficult for him to play with the pink ball under lights, but expressed confidence of adapting with it.

"I played pink ball at Adelaide Oval last year in a Shield game, so it'll be interesting to see what it does in the Test arena. You've just got to get used to it," he was quoted as saying by news.co.au.

"I think it's trying to get it out of your mind. I can see the colour of the ball, I pick it up. It's just at times it takes a little bit longer to work out the depth of where it's coming.It can't be an issue, I've got to work it out," he added.

The 28-year-old further said that he now finds it easier to cope with the pink ball than when it was first rolled out as a Sheffield Shield experiment in the 2013-14 season.

"I've got more used to it I suppose," he said. "The more you play, you get more used to it, but the ball is getting better year-in, year-out," he said.

The Steven Smith-led side goes into Thursday's game after suffering from five straight Test defeats. (ANI)

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