Sunday 18 February 2018 / 09:41 PM

Haddin hangs up the gloves

Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin has announced his retirement from Test cricket, having last donned the baggy green during the first Ashes Test this English summer.

Haddin made himself unavailable for the second Test to be with his ill four-year-old daughter, Mia, who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer when she was 17 months old, and Haddin has previously skipped tours to ensure he was with his family in times of need.

Australia’s most prominent glovesman in the post-Gilchrist era played 66 Tests, accumulating 3266 runs at an average of 32.98, taking 262 catches and effecting eight stumpings. In addition, he played 126 ODIs, scoring 3122 runs at 31.53. His last ODI was the World Cup final in March at the MCG, where Australia beat New Zealand to claim their fifth World Cup.

Peter Nevill is the favourite for Haddin’s Test berth in the short run, with limited overs keeper Matthew Wade also mounting a case.  

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