BRAD HADDIN

  • World Cup: Australia's sportsman spirit in question after Haddin appeal 1 week ago

    Adelaide: Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin was involved in a controversy on Friday when he knocked off Pakistani Umar Akmal's bails in the 26th over of their innings and appealed for the batsman's dismissal in the cricket World Cup quarter-final. Middle-order batsman Umar tried to cut a Glenn Maxwell delivery following which...
  • World Cup: We can exploit New Zealand's weakness, says Brad Haddin March 13, 2015

    Hobart: Notwithstanding their loss to New Zealand in their last encounter, Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin exuded confidence about bouncing back against the Kiwis in the cricket World Cup. The two cricketing countries clashed in a World Cup Pool A match on February 28 which Australia lost by a narrow margin. Thanks...
  • Brad Haddin hints at quitting ODIs after World Cup February 19, 2015

    Sydney: Veteran Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin Thursday confirmed that he is nearing the end of his One-Day International (ODIs) career saying, "looks like I haven't got many one-day games in front of me". Haddin, 37, has not been at his best of form in the last few innings and believes his...
  • We know the brand of cricket we want to play: Brad Haddin January 21, 2015

    Hobart: The criticism they are facing notwithstanding, Australia's wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin said that his team is quite comfortable playing a hard-nosed brand of cricket and would not be affected by the furore caused by David Warner's latest code-of-conduct offence. Warner was fined 50 per cent of his match fee after a...
  • Michael Clarke determined to play 2019 World Cup January 16, 2015

    Sydney: Injury-plagued Australian skipper Michael Clarke believes he can continue playing cricket as far as the 2019 World Cup. Clarke has been plagued with injuries over the past year and has battled to overcome chronic back and hamstring troubles, but insists that he still has a long way to go in...
  • Michael Clarke dismisses talks of retirement after World Cup January 15, 2015

    Melbourne: A month after admitting he may not play cricket again due to injuries, Australian captain Michael Clarke has dismissed suggestions of his retirement after the upcoming World Cup, saying that he can continue playing till the 2019 edition of the tournament. Injuries to both hamstrings and his lower back had...
  • Brad Haddin prepared for India's short-ball attack January 2, 2015

    Sydney: Australian vice-captain Brad Haddin has said India is welcome to continue the short-ball attack on him in the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) Jan 6-10. India's quickies have bombarded the veteran Aussie gloveman with the short stuff in the past two Tests to mixed success....
  • We have earned the right to play the way we want: Brad Haddin January 1, 2015

    Sydney: Defending his team's tactics in the drawn third cricket Test against India, Australian vice-captain Brad Haddin on Thursday said that the hosts earned the right to go about the way they wanted after playing India out of the series. "We won the series, that's the main thing we took out...
  • Dhoni is a true gentleman of the game: Brad Haddin January 1, 2015

    Sydney: Left surprised by Mahendra Singh Dhoni's retirement from Test cricket, Australian vice-captain Brad Haddin on Thursday said that the Indian is a "true gentleman" of the game and has left his team in a much better position than it was when he took over. "The great thing about MS Dhoni...
  • Brad Haddin will emerge from poor batting form: Adam Gilchrist December 25, 2014

    Melbourne: Australian legend Adam Gilchrist has praised wicketkeeper Brad Haddin's glovework and insisted his poor batting form hasn't put his Test career in jeopardy. Australia coach Darren Lehmann this week said Haddin's poor batting form was an issue. But Gilchrist backed the 37-year-old to emerge from his slump, despite scoring just...
  • Team India are going to be aggressive in Boxing Day Test, says Haddin December 23, 2014

    Melbourne: India have set an aggressive tone to the ongoing four-match Test series and Australia is not expecting any let-up going ahead for the Boxing Day Test, Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin said on Tuesday. "The Indians have shown their hand that they are going to be quite aggressive," said Haddin on...
  • Brad Haddin backs 'outstanding' call to make Steven Smith captain December 23, 2014

    Brad Haddin has backed the elevation of Steve Smith to the Australian Test captaincy in place of the injured Michael Clarke for the remainder of the India series, despite being overlooked for the caretaker role himself. As vice-captain, the 37-year-old wicketkeeper would have been first cab off the rank for the...
  • Brad Haddin, Shane Watson need to make runs: Darren Lehmann December 21, 2014

    Melbourne: Wicketkeeper Brad Haddin's alarming batting slump must end, Australia's coach Darren Lehmann said on Sunday. The 37-year-old is regarded as the elder statesman of the team and was also considered for captaincy before Steven Smith was chosen to lead the side in place of injured Michael Clarke. He was appointed...
  • Brad Haddin's position in Australian team safe: Ian Healy December 19, 2014

    Brisbane: Former Australian wicketkeeper Ian Healy feels Brad Haddin's experience is invaluable and his position in the side is safe. The 50-year-old Healy lauded Haddin's leadership on Friday and said his position in Australia's Test side is his for as long as he wants it. The 37-year-old Haddin has previously hinted that...
  • Brad Haddin hopeful of Michael Clarke playing in Adelaide December 6, 2014

    Adelaide: Vice-captain Brad Haddin is hopeful of Michael Clarke leading the Australian outfit in the first Test against India starting December 9 after the hamstrung skipper reported to training at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday. "Michael had a good hit today. He is going to back up this afternoon, and be...
  • Australia keen to get India series started, says Brad Haddin December 6, 2014

    Australia are looking forward to getting back into competitive cricket in the first Test against India next week in the wake of Phillip Hughes's tragic death, wicketkeeper Brad Haddin said on Saturday. The first match of the four-Test series starts in Adelaide on Tuesday, less than a week after batsman Hughes's...
  • India in Australia: 1st Test may be delayed, Aus players need time after Hughes tragedy November 28, 2014

    The first Test between India and Australia is all set to be rescheduled as three of the senior Aussie cricketers in Shane Watson, David Warner and Brad Haddin are amongst those who have already said that they are not in perfect state of mind to return to competitive cricket. According to...
  • Brad Haddin drops hints on retirement post-2015 Ashes November 24, 2014

    Australia's first-choice wicketkeeper Brad Haddin is contemplating retirement after next year's Ashes in England with an aim to successfully defend the urn. "I've enjoyed being part of the Australian group. We've got a big schedule with the World Cup and Ashes and they're as big a carrot as you can have...
  • Burnt-out Brad Haddin thought of quitting cricket November 23, 2014

    Melbourne: He could be leading Australia against India in the upcoming Test series if Michael Clarke fails to recover in time from injury but Brad Haddin himself felt so drained physically and mentally not too long back that he contemplated quitting cricket. In a 'Daily Telegraph' report quoting rugby player Tom...
  • Australia's Brad Haddin in race to be fit for India Test November 14, 2014

    Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin is in a race to be fit for the Test series against India after being ruled out of Australia's one-day series against South Africa. Haddin was replaced on Friday by Matthew Wade in the squad for the first two ODIs against the South Africa after hurting his...
  • Brad Haddin out, Shane Watson back in Australia squad for SA October 29, 2014

    Brisbane: Veteran wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has been rested and allrounder Shane Watson recalled from injury for Australia's squad to start a five-game limited-overs series against South Africa next month, a clash of the top two ODI teams ahead of the World Cup. Haddin, who is with the Australian squad preparing for...
  • 'Poor' Haddin ready for a break, says coach Lehmann March 30, 2014

    Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin would be disappointed with his form at the World T20 in Bangladesh after an outstanding Test series against England and South Africa, according to coach Darren Lehmann. Haddin missed a regulation stumping chance to dismiss hard-hitting Chris Gayle when on 26 and the batsman went on to...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1 February 12, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Michael Clarke hadn't even arrived in South Africa before his first dig: Ready to depart from Sydney airport, the Australia captain said he was unaware topranked South Africa had beaten No. 2 India to extend their unbeaten run to...
  • Australia rest stars for final ODIs against England January 20, 2014

    Melbourne: With the oneday series already won, Australia announced that several stars will miss one or both of the remaining matches against England in Perth next Friday and Adelaide. Leading runmakers David Warner, ManoftheMatch with 71 off 70 balls in Sunday night's emphatic victory, and wicketkeeperbatsman Brad Haddin will skip the...
  • 3rd ODI: Australia look to open England's 'scars' wider January 18, 2014

    Sydney: Australia will be looking to open England's "scars" and close out the oneday series on Sunday, keeper Brad Haddin said after his team's thrilling onewicket victory over the luckless tourists in Brisbane. Alastair Cook's men have now lost the opening two oneday internationals which follow their demoralising 50 loss in...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England 5th Ashes Test, Day 2 January 4, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day one roundup: Steve Smith's third Test century and wicketkeeper Brad Haddin's halfcentury sparked a strong comeback for Australia after a top order collapse on day one of the fifth Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket ground on Friday. Smith's nearflawless...
  • Smith happy to take back seat to rescueartist Haddin January 3, 2014

    Sydney: If Steve Smith was at all irritated by spending the press conference after hitting his third Test century on Friday talking almost exclusively about his Australian teammate Brad Haddin, he hid it very well. Smith's 115 was his second century of the series and helped Australia to finish the opening...
  • Steve Smith, Brad Haddin give Australia control on Day 1 at SCG January 3, 2014

    Sydney: Steve Smith's third Test century and wicketkeeper Brad Haddin's halfcentury sparked a strong comeback for Australia after a top order collapse on day one of the fifth Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket ground on Friday. Smith's nearflawless 115 and a 128run partnership with Haddin (75) took Australia to 326...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 5th Ashes Test, Day 1 January 3, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Battered England are desperate to avoid the ignominy of a 50 series whitewash against Australia as they scramble to salvage some pride in the final Ashes Test in Sydney starting on Friday. Alastair Cook's team coming off a dispiriting eightwicket...
  • England 'not in a great place', says Brad Haddin January 1, 2014

    Sydney: England are in disarray and their ragged fielding indicates the team is breaking apart heading into this week's final Ashes Test, Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin said on Wednesday. England are struggling to avoid a 50 Ashes series whitewash after heavy defeats in all four Tests. They passed up the chance...