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Famous cricket players of Australian cricket team: Brad Haddin

by on February 25, 2011
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Famous cricket players of Australian cricket team: Brad Haddin

When Ian Healy retired Australia cricket team replaced him with the exciting hard hitter Adam Gilchrist so cricket fans around the globe speculated who would be the next Aussie wicket keeper when Gilchrist was at the end of his career. Well the answer was simple Brad Haddin, an exceptional wicket keeper who like his predecessor can play at the top or in the middle order. Haddin made his debut in January 2001 against Zimbabwe cricket team but was never a regular in the Aussie line up and rarely got a game. His chance finally came when Gilchrist retired from the international scene.

Haddin grabbed this chance with both hands and has not looked back since then. He has so far amassed over two thousands runs from 113 ODIs with 151 wicket keeping victims. He has transformed himself into a prolific opening batsman in the shorter version of the cricket. During the recent Chappell-Hadlee trophy Haddin scored an excellent century, second of his career. He has shown in the few tests he has played so far that he can tackle both fast and spin bowling. He has scored 2 centuries and 16 fifties in One Day International format. His highest ODI score has been 110 so far. In test cricket, Haddin has scored 4 centuries and 17 fifties in 58 matches. His highest test cricket score so far is 169. In 2014, Haddin has proved to be a very dangerous wicket keeper and hard hitter of the ball. 

2015 ICC World Cup will be the second World Cup of Haddin’s career and the Australian team will be banking on his stylish stroke play at the top of the order. The batting friendly subcontinent pitches will suit his style as he likes to take on bowlers especially in the power plays. Haddin’s contribution will be significant if Australia does end up lifting the fifth World Cup as they say watch this space!

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