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Wade's Edgbaston war cry.

MATTHEW WADE says Australia have "unfinished business" at Edgbaston as they prepare to kick off the Ashes at England's stronghold.

The tourists have not tasted victory in Birmingham in their last 15 visits across formats, an unhappy streak dating back to 2001 and all the way up to their World Cup semi-final thrashing three weeks ago.

"I feel like Edgbaston is unfinished business for a lot of us," said Wade, who is hoping to make his first Test appearance in almost two years. "A lot of us haven't got good memories here, so we have to create some now.... Edgbaston is a hectic crowd, all the crowds are here, but as long as we're enjoying each other's company out there then the other noise doesn't really bother us."

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Publication:Express and Star (Wolverhampton, England)
Date:Aug 1, 2019
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