Australia wicketkeeper Matthew Wade says he has made peace with the fact that his international career is more than likely over.
Wade was axed from all three formats this season having established himself as the number one gloveman in the 2016/17 season.
The 30-year-old feels that with Alex Carey playing well and Tim Paine firmly established in the selectors plans he is unlikely to get another look in.
Speaking after he helped the Hobart Hurricanes into the BBL final Wade said: “When you get dropped from all formats in summer, I would be surprised if they go back to me.
“Alex Carey’s playing good cricket, I would assume he’d be the next option for Australia in short format.
“But I’m comfortable with that. I understand that. It’s a reality for me.
“I got an opportunity to play a lot for Australia, and I’m thankful I did get that opportunity.
“Now it’s just about enjoying my cricket for the next three, four, five years hopefully.”
Wade feels that the axing from the Australia squads has helped him enjoy his cricket more and play with less pressure.
He added: “I didn’t feel like it was taking a toll at the time. But once it [the axing] was done, I felt a lot more relaxed and a lot calmer.
“I was disappointed I didn’t get picked in the one-dayers, but that’s just what it is.”
To date Wade has played 22 Tests, 94 ODIs and 26 T20Is for Australia.
The Australian’s peak moment at the helm came last year as he shepherded England to their first ever World Cup crown.
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