Scotland cricket coach aiming high ahead of England clash
File photo shows Scotland's David Murphy playing a shot during a One Day International match in Edinburgh on September 3, 2013 - by Ian Macnicol, Ian Macnicol
The New Zealander arrived in Scotland on Monday and will be in attendance when they face England in a one-day international in Aberdeen on Friday.
Scotland have already qualified for next year's one-day World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
However, the International Cricket Council recently announced that the leading associate or junior nation would play the bottom-ranked Test side in 2018, with the prize of gaining Test status.
Ireland may be in pole position among the associate nations to step up to Test status but former New Zealand international Bradburn wants to see Scotland making a concerted challenge.
"At the moment, realistically, Test cricket is the dream and I would love that to be turned into a goal," Bradburn, who coached Northern Districts to first-class and one-day domestic titles during five years in charge of the New Zealand regional side, said Tuesday.
"But I wouldn't do that until I get my chance to get my feet on the ground and assess our playing stocks and start developing the skills I know will be needed to be competitive at Test cricket.
"The difference between number 13 in the world and number 10 is huge. It's only three places but I can tell you it is a long way.
"But it's a fantastic dream to have. The ICC have opened the door and made it realistic for associate teams to give themselves an opportunity to play Test cricket.
"Therefore, the longer version of the game will become more important to us."
He added: "I only arrived yesterday (Monday) but I've done a little bit of homework on the squad.
"But the exciting thing is that I will be walking into an environment where I don't know the players and I don't know staff that well.
"However, I do know that they have had some success recently and there are some quality people in this organisation and I'm really looking forward to brining the experiences I have had as a coach and applying that to what is required here."