He's Australian, he keeps wicket, he bats left-handed and he uses Puma equipment. Despite all the similarities, Matthew Wade doesn't feel pressure to be the new Adam Gilchrist. Instead, he just wants to keep getting better.
In a one-day series seen as a precursor to next year's Ashes, Wade will be one of the fresh young faces England will come up against since their emphatic Test triumph Down Under last winter.
A Tasmanian who now plies his trade for Victoria in domestic cricket, the 24-year-old seemed to go from bright prospect to first choice behind the stumps in the blink of an eye.
His displays when given opportunities in Twenty20 and 50-over cricket showed his obvious potential, including 72 on his home debut against India in the shortest format of the game.
But with Brad Haddin's unexpected departure from the tour of the West Indies for personal reasons, Wade ended up getting a Test chance much earlier than expected; he did not waste it either, hitting a century in the final match in Dominica to help clinch a 2-0 series triumph for Michael Clarke's side.
"This series offers me another chance to get better," Wade, on his first tour of England, told Sky Sports. "I felt from the start of the West Indies tour to the end of it, I improved out of sight.
"Now I have another chance to come and train with world-class players every day. That's how I see it at the moment.
"I definitely didn't think I'd have played Test cricket by now.
"I was in the Twenty20 team and I was hopeful I was going to break into the one-day team, whether that be getting a gig as just a batter or as the wicketkeeper, that didn't really worry me to be honest.
"But the Test chance came quicker than I expected, definitely."
And what of those comparisons to Gilchrist? Although he has been used as an opener in limited-overs cricket, just like the legendary New South Welshman, Wade is not feeling the strain of trying to live up to someone who revolutionised the wicketkeeper-batsman role.
"I don't feel pressure at all," he insisted. "I'd like to be as good as Gilchrist, but I'll just go about doing and hopefully that'll be good enough.
"I don't think I'm quite at that level yet!"
Wade added: "He definitely changed the wicketkeeping position forever. Keepers have to be able to bat now, it's as simple as that.
"Generally, they bat at the top of the order and it's nice at times if your wicketkeeper is able to open the batting, it allows you to put in another all-rounder or middle-order batsman into your team.
"As a balance for most teams it works (the wicketkeeper opening). Whether or not that happens with us, because we have two genuine one-day opening batsmen already, we will just have to see."
While Wade will want to score some runs, wherever he is asked to bat in the team, he also knows his role behind the stumps will be equally important.
Australia, armed with a battery of pacemen that includes the likes of the evergreen Brett Lee and the much-talked-about Pat Cummins, look intent on fighting fire with fire against an in-form England team who have already blown away the West Indies this summer.
It promises to be an explosive series, weather permitting, as the two countries look to strike an early blow ahead of a busy 2013 that will see them face each other both home and away.
"We have four blokes who can bowl at over 150kmh...we feel in good shape," Wade confidently said. "It's not too much fun to be facing them in the nets!
"England have got a pretty similar attack to us too, so it's going to be a good shoot-out.
"We've had a little look at them, plus the more experienced boys have played against them plenty of times in the past as well.
"The England-Australia rivalry is huge. To grow up watching a lot of that, then to play against England at Lord's, it's going to be a special moment.
"I think any time these two countries meet each other it's a big deal. Everyone will be watching on back in Australia, it's always a big series."
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