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Wade will be after a strong display either to hang on to his opener’s spot or return to the middle-order berth currently occupied by Green

Boxing Day’s MCG colosseum, limited capacity or not, looms as a vital stage for Matthew Wade and Cameron Green as they look for breakthrough performances as part of Australia’s bid to take a 2-0 lead over the next five days.

Wade was a makeshift opener and Green an allrounder debutant in Adelaide, and both showed glimpses of their best without being entirely needed to produce it as the hosts rampaged through India on the third afternoon to vault from two days of pitched battle to a runaway victory well inside three.

Given the likelihood that David Warner will be fit again in time for the third Test, which may or may not be played in Sydney, Wade will be after a strong display either to hang on to his opener’s spot or return to the middle-order berth from which he clouted two centuries during last year’s Ashes series in England. Wade’s opening partner, Joe Burns, will also be eager for runs, but at least has had the benefit of both tenure at the top of the order and a half-century in the dying moments of the Adelaide Test.

“That’s the great thing about Wadey, I think he could do either,” Australia’s captain Tim Paine said of Wade. “He did a great job in the first Test match. I think JL’s [Justin Langer’s] right, these things have a way of working themselves out, there’s no point in putting time into what might happen and what ifs. At the moment he’s opening the batting for us in this Test match, and we’ll look at that again come the third Test.

“I don’t like to put too much time into what might happen, because as we’ve seen particularly this year, anything can happen through injury or concussion or unavailability due to border closures, so we’ll make that decision when we have to. Wadey will do a great job for us whether he bats Nos. 1 to 7, we know that.

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