BRAD HADDIN

  • Brad Haddin drops hints on retirement post-2015 Ashes 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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...
  • Ashes: Australia on course in chase of 231 December 28, 2013

    Melbourne: Australia were chasing 201 runs to win the fourth Ashes Test and take a 40 series lead after a stunning English batting collapse on a chaotic third day's play in Melbourne on Saturday. Spinner Nathan Lyon and pacer Mitchell Johnson spearheaded a rousing Australian fightback after trailing by 51...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 4th Test, Day 3 December 28, 2013

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 roundup: England strangled Australia's batting to seize control of the fourth Ashes Test on a lowscoring second day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday. The beleaguered tourists, with the Ashes already lost, boosted their chances of averting...
  • Australia want to be No.1 in a year: Brad Haddin December 24, 2013

    Melbourne: Australia vicecaptain Brad Haddin says motivation won't be a problem for the hosts in the fourth Test against England starting Thursday, though they've already reclaimed the Ashes and hold a 30 lead in the fiveTest series. Haddin said Australia are determined to press for the 50 series sweep which will...
  • Happy with Australia's performance: Mickey Arthur December 19, 2013

    Melbourne: Mickey Arthur, who was sacked unceremoniously by Cricket Australia (CA) as the Australia coach earlier this year, has moved on in his life. The South African has tried to keep himself away Australia's Ashes win but he is happy. Earlier this year, with less than three weeks before the first...
  • 'Glory days are back', say Aussie media December 18, 2013

    Sydney: Australia's media wallowed in the Ashes humbling of old enemy England on Wednesday, saying "they urned it" and the glory days are back. The triumph was given prominent coverage, with the Sydney Daily Telegraph screaming "No mercy for the dismal Poms" while lavishing praise on Michael Clarke. Cricket writer Malcolm...
  • After a long wait, Brad Haddin gets a 4th Test hundred December 6, 2013

    Adelaide: After three years and some very close calls, time and luck were on Brad Haddin's side at the Adelaide Oval on Friday in the second Ashes Test. The 36yearold wicketkeeper finally got his fourth Test century, and didn't mind how he got there. He was dropped cold when he was on...
  • Clarke now the world's best batsman, says Haddin December 6, 2013

    Adelaide: Michael Clarke's stylish 148 on day two of the second Ashes Test against England on Friday was another glorious consummation of his love affair with Adelaide Oval, and moved his deputy Brad Haddin to rate him the world's best batsman. The pair shared a record sixthwicket partnership of 200 at...
  • 2nd Test: Australia on top, lead England by 535 runs on Day 2 December 6, 2013

    Adelaide: Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin scored centuries as Australia ran rampant before declaring at 570 for 9 on Friday, then Mitchell Johnson bowled England captain Alastair Cook to cap a strong performance by the hosts on day two of the second Test. After all the talk of a low and...
  • As it happened: Ashes, 2nd Test, Day 2 December 6, 2013

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Skipper Michael Clarke (48*) and Brad Haddin (7*) were in the middle for Australia as hosts will aim for healthy first innings total on day two of the second Test. On Day 1, a disciplined England attack shrugged off the challenge...
  • No 'pointing fingers' after dropped catches, says Swann December 5, 2013

    London: England will not be "pointing fingers" after dropping three catches to let Australia off the hook on the opening day of the second Ashes Test and should be satisfied with five wickets on a lifeless pitch, spinner Graeme Swann said on Thursday. Trailing 10 in the series, a disciplined England...
  • Australia retain winning squad for 2nd Ashes Test November 24, 2013

    Brisbane: Australia will stick with a winning team after Sunday naming an unchanged 12man squad for the second Test in Adelaide, starting on December 5. Coach Darren Lehmann said he left the way open to add extra players if required following Australia's huge 381run win over England in the first Ashes...
  • Dressingdown fired Aussies, says Brad Haddin November 22, 2013

    Brisbane: Australia's Brad Haddin revealed how a sharp dressingdown sparked one of England's biggest Ashes collapses after an inspired Mitchell Johnson terrorised their batting lineup. Haddin said with England on 55 for 2 at lunch on day two, bowling coach Craig McDermott had stern words for what was shaping up as...
  • Paceman Mitchell Johnson makes another mark on the Ashes November 22, 2013

    Brisbane: Mitchell Johnson left the Gabba three years ago clobbered for 170 runs without taking an England wicket in an Ashes performance that cost him his place in the Australia attack. He left the same ground on Friday with a haul of 4 for 61 after some unnerving shortpitch bowling, helping...
  • Australia vs England, 1st Test, Day 2: As it happened November 22, 2013

    For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Day 1 Roundup: Stuart Broad took five wickets to put England in charge on the first day of the first Ashes Test despite a battling Australian rearguard that kept the hosts alive at 273 for 8...
  • Broad's fivefor helps England restrict Australia to 273/8 on Day 1 November 21, 2013

    Brisbane: Stuart Broad took five wickets to put England in charge on the first day of the first Ashes Test despite a battling Australian rearguard that kept the hosts alive at 273 for 8 at the close of play on Thursday. The English paceman's first four wickets helped trigger an Australia...
  • Brad Haddin lashes former coach Arthur as 'insecure' November 19, 2013

    Brisbane: Wicketkeeper Brad Haddin on Tuesday took a swipe at Mickey Arthur, criticising the former Test coach as insecure and saying he set back the Australian team. Haddin said Arthur's successor Darren Lehmann has turned Australia's dressing room and demeanour around ahead of Thursday's first Ashes Test against England at the...