Commonwealth Bank Series 2011-12 January 31, 2012

Haddin feels he has been dropped from ODIs

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Australia's wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has said he feels like he has been dropped from the ODI side rather than rested. And Haddin believes that he could find it hard to force his way back into the one-day squad if his replacement Matthew Wade performs strongly in the first few games of the tri-series with India and Sri Lanka.

Australia's national selector John Inverarity said on Monday that Haddin deserved to put his feet up after a gruelling schedule of Tests over the past few months. However, he also said the selection panel had an open mind about who would keep wicket for the remainder of the one-day series, the squad having only been named for the first three matches.

"I think anytime you're out of the Australian Cricket team you're dropped," Haddin said on the Sydney radio station 2KY. "You give another guy an opportunity to take your spot. If they do well you could find it hard to get back in the team but that's the way it is and I've just got to deal with that.

"We need to see how young Matty Wade goes at this level. It's seen as a good opportunity to play him and from my point of view, if he does well there's no guarantee you'll get your spot. Once you've given it up you give someone an opportunity and you might not play again ... If you give your spot up, you've got no right to walk straight back in."

Haddin, 34, last year retired from Twenty20 internationals but remained part of Australia's Test and one-day setup. However, a summer in which he failed to have a major impact with the bat and initially made some errors behind the stumps has left Haddin under pressure to hold his place, although he is expected to be one of the two keepers who will take part in the Test tour of the West Indies in April.

He will captain the Prime Minister's XI in a one-day game against Sri Lanka in Canberra on Friday. Wade, 24, will make his ODI debut against India at the MCG on Sunday.

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  • zenboomerang on February 2, 2012, 8:48 GMT

    @Nightwing32... Healy was dumped... Played a poor series against SL & Zimb & spat his dummy out when he wasn't allowed to play in Brisbane for a final fairwell... Gilly batted well in Bris allowing us to get a good win... & yes, Haddin is crying foul after poor series against SL, SA, NZ & India... He's been given enough rope to hang himself - unless he does a 'Punter' his days are being ticked off... The writing is on the wall...

  • OkyaBokya on February 2, 2012, 7:19 GMT

    @Mohammad. Dont you have any update dude? Tim Paine is having long lasting finger injury.

  • dummy4fb on February 1, 2012, 14:50 GMT

    How come suddenly Matthew Wade comes into the team from nowhere??? I thought Tim Paine was supposed to be Australia's next wicketkeeper after Brad Haddin!!! It was even said that Tim Paine could captain the Aussie test team in the future.. What happened to all those plans??

  • Okakaboka on February 1, 2012, 12:47 GMT

    Geez....Just finished watching the T20 match. Bye Brad. Wade is a mega superior batsman. He displayed a 360 degree arrangement of shot making. His keeping...to the spinners on a tacky track was first rate. He has huge potential.....plus...yes...more pluses. His positive banter with the bowlers was great and must have been driving the Indian batsmen nuts. We just need Inveriarity to make the big call. Personally, I'd take Wade and Neville to the West Indies!

  • Nightwing32 on February 1, 2012, 6:41 GMT

    Like I said. He's not crying foul. He just feels like every Australian players feels when they aren't in a squad, they feel dropped. Players don't like resting. Siddle didn't want to do, no one does. He's just saying that he feels like he's been dropped. He will be in the Windies but maybe it will help just mentally for Brad. If push comes to shove we can have Wade for the T20 and ODIs while Haddin for the Tests until he retires like they did with Gilchrist and Heals.

  • rohanbala on February 1, 2012, 5:58 GMT

    For too long, the australian selectors have placed their faith on Brad Haddin who ought to have placed a price tag on his wicket. Most times, Brad Haddin had batted as if his place is guaranteed for several years. It is a good decision now that the selectors have given Haddin a short "rest" and indirectly conveyed the message to him that he can no longer take things for granted.

  • getaclue on February 1, 2012, 3:59 GMT

    since the World Cup Haddin has had 10 innings for 100 runs at an average of 11 and strike rate of 66 with a best score of 23. 5 times opening and 5 times down the order. He has definately been dropped and rightly so.

  • zenboomerang on February 1, 2012, 3:05 GMT

    Not sure why Haddin is crying foul?... Healy was dumped as ODI keeper 3 years before finally being dumped in Tests at the same age - 34... & that was against a much poorer keeper though much better batter in Gilly... Haddins keeping has been average, to say the least, while his batting has been terrible for the last 12 months - too much a passenger & not a contributor... Time to rotate...

  • dummy4fb on February 1, 2012, 1:34 GMT

    Jacob Li >> Yes...Tim Paine's averages of 35.87 in Tests and 29.48 in ODI's clearly demonstrates that he can't bat, when compared to Haddin's 35.82 in Tests and 31.38 in ODI's!!! He probably can't catch either!

  • dummy4fb on February 1, 2012, 1:08 GMT

    Don't worry about the ODI spot, Hads you're gone from all forms!!

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