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Tait coy on call-up

Aussie paceman keeping cool of possibility of Test call-up.

Tait: Call-up chances

Shaun Tait insists he is not getting carried away with talk of him being called-up for Australia's third Test against India at Perth.

The WACA ground in Perth is traditionally a pitch full of pace and bounce, and many predict Tait will come in to replace spinner Brad Hogg should Australia go with an all-out pace attack.

Even ground curator Cameron Sutherland has confirmed that he will be preparing a lightning-fast pitch, leading to calls for Tait to be included.

Tait and Brett Lee have begun to form a formidable partnership at one-day international level, and many believe they could be equally as destructive in the Test arena.

As Australia prepare to try and make it a record 17 Test wins in a row, Tait insists he is not getting dragged along with talk of his inclusion.

"It's pretty hard to change a winning team, so we will see what happens," Tait said of a potential call-up.

"I think there's a lot being talked about, but that's all it is, it's just talk. The team will be announced the morning of the game so I know as much as anyone else till then."

Tait is remaining hopeful that his displays against New Zealand have powered him right into the forefront of the selectors' thinking.

"What I control is my own performance," he said. "Selection is out of my control. If you put the performance on the board at the right time you never know what can happen.

"A couple of weeks ago, a couple of games I bowled at decent pace.

"Through the last couple of weeks I've felt pretty good, the rest is out of my control."

The third Test gets underway in Perth on January 16.