Indian Premier League 2011

Haddin ruled out of IPL with finger injury

ESPNcricinfo staff

April 29, 2011

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Bard Haddin walks back after scoring 18, Kolkata Knight Riders v Royals Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2011, Eden Gardens, April 22, 2011
Bard Haddin played just one match in this IPL © AFP
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Brad Haddin, the Australia and Kolkata Knight Riders wicketkeeper, has been ruled out of the rest of the IPL with a fractured finger. He has been replaced by South Africa wicketkeeper Mark Boucher, who was part of the IPL commentary team this season and represented Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first three editions.

"Boucher can open, he can play in the middle order, and he plays spin very well," Venky Mysore, the CEO of the franchise, told ESPNcricinfo. Boucher last played for South Africa in a limited-overs game in June 2010, as AB de Villiers emerged as a preferred wicketkeeper-batsman.

Haddin had picked up the injury during Australia's recent one-day series in Bangladesh, and though he played one IPL game after that tour, an MRI on Thursday revealed that his finger hadn't yet healed.

Kolkata have used three different wicketkeepers in the tournament already, all of whom have opened the batting. Manvinder Bisla played five games as an opener, while Shreevats Goswami was drafted in for the game against Delhi Daredevils.

Haddin came into the IPL in good form, having been Australia's highest run-getter in the World Cup.

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Posted by bobagorof on (May 2, 2011, 5:43 GMT)

Khadem, mate there were plenty of other options other than Tamim or Imrul. Those may have been the only viable Bangladeshi options, but KKR isn't restricted to picking replacements from Bangladesh. It's an Indian domestic tournament that allows international players - they can pick whomever they wish. Having said that, both Tamim and Imrul have been in good form lately and I'm sure they would do well - but to say there are no alternatives is patently ridiculous.

Posted by   on (May 2, 2011, 3:15 GMT)

Boucher is an excellent choice for KKR :) The hard hitter is more than haddin :) line up: Yusuf Pathan Boucher Tiwary Kallis Gambhir Morgan Shukla Lee Abdulla Unadkat Balaji

Posted by   on (May 1, 2011, 9:45 GMT)

i think........kkr has gone mad...kkr was my fav team before but after taking boucher i have lost hope ..................Remembr: One rotten apple spoils the whole barrel ...........

Posted by   on (April 30, 2011, 15:45 GMT)

I thing mark boucher is best choice because mark is best wicket keeper and kkr need it.

Posted by ArifurKhadem on (April 30, 2011, 14:06 GMT)

There was no alternative but to pick either Tamim Iqbal or Imrul Kayes. This team needs a strong and reliable opener which could be fulfilled by either of them. Imrul Kayes is one of the best fielders of Bangladeshi team and a second best wicketkeeper in the side apart from Mushfiq Rahim. KKR should have considered a genuine opener like him as well. Actually, India always undermine Bangladeshi players. It's their habit. By choosing Mark Boucher, they have proved it all again. When they have nowhere to go, they play off a Bangladeshi player. When Masrafe and Ashraful, being in the best forms, were a part of IPL years ago, they were kept off the field like watch-dogs. India need to change their attitude. Because IPL is no longer an Indian game but global. All international players should be treated by their quality and ability at contemporary time, but not by their identity. Arif Khadem, Sydney

Posted by   on (April 30, 2011, 13:23 GMT)

i think boucher cn do it for kkr..tamim has less xperience dn him..he knows how to handle d situation well..nd he can turn around d games for kkr..between kkr is doing really well ds of luck for rest of d matches :)

Posted by   on (April 30, 2011, 12:16 GMT)

Tamim is the best replacement

Posted by Oldnick on (April 30, 2011, 10:47 GMT)

Boucher has had an EXCELLENT domestic season and was dropped by Corrie van Zyl for "personal reasons" not because of form. I am delighted to see him back in the mix.

Posted by Sujan22 on (April 30, 2011, 9:54 GMT)

Ignoring Bangladeshi like Tamim in IPL -- anything other than cricket? As there is no tangible reason.

Posted by   on (April 30, 2011, 9:32 GMT)

Tamim is the best replacement for Brad haddin....I think KKR need a good opener......I hope they will change their decision and they should call Tamim.

Posted by sarga2006 on (April 30, 2011, 8:52 GMT)

It is a big blunder made by KKR to have gone with Boucher. He is totally out of form and he won't be of any use to KKR. They should have taken someone like Tamim Iqbal who is a big hitter like Gayle,Sehwag or Warner. It is high time KKR drop Morgan and Ten Doecshate should be encouraged to perform well. Their lineup should be 1.Kallis,2.Gambhir(C),3.Tiwary,4.Ten Doeshate,5.Pathan,6.Shakib,7.Bisla (wk),8.Unadhkat,9.Lee,10.Balaji,11.Abdulla. Please use talents like Ten Doeschate and Bisla properly and also Shakib should contribute with the bat also.

Posted by   on (April 30, 2011, 8:51 GMT)

bad luck tamim how many wiket kepar kkr??

Posted by mikechand on (April 30, 2011, 8:43 GMT)

boucher is a good replacement. give him confidence. use him only if required. let goswami do the keeping.

Posted by qwaker on (April 30, 2011, 8:34 GMT)

@kshah1 yes I think you're correct. It's just that they have their idea of not letting Kallis and Gambhir get down there at the same time unless it's urgent. I think Boucher is a decent choice. Morgan was not firing, so he might be rested at some point. Boucher can fill in, and he's a good wicketkeeper by all means. This frees up one slot for some Indian player who hasn't got a look in yet.

Posted by   on (April 30, 2011, 8:30 GMT)

i think boucher is not at all a wise choice.. he has lost his place to de villers so why kkr select such an old guy..

Posted by Zaakirinho on (April 30, 2011, 8:25 GMT)

.....mark is no average player, he has been instrumental to SA's success especially in crucial situations, and could be ideally what any team would want....teaming up with Kallis yet again, and he has massive a keeper his amongst the top leading wickets in the world.....many might see him as a weak choice, bt so they did when Royal bought Botha....

Posted by guru1438 on (April 30, 2011, 8:12 GMT)

please bring brian lara. he can be a good mentor & player for the kkr team

Posted by kshah1 on (April 30, 2011, 7:51 GMT)

@qwaker: That is the easiest question to answer. Gambhir has not been opening so far and the pundits have all been complaining about it. I see no reason for him to not move up the order now.

Posted by SUHAGCHOWDHURY on (April 30, 2011, 7:18 GMT)

I think Tamim Iqbal is a world class batsman like viru. KKR will take a wrong dissition for repless Bord Hiddan.

Posted by Rabbul2 on (April 30, 2011, 7:10 GMT)

I was eagerly waiting for the decision whether Tamim might be replaced or not, But it seems Indian guys want to ignore Bangladeshi players. Anyway, Hope for the best for Shakib and Good luck Boucher. I think boucher will bellow par than expected.

Posted by   on (April 30, 2011, 6:55 GMT)

oh. not a wise decision,but Boucher is a good replacement.

Posted by   on (April 30, 2011, 6:33 GMT)

Tamim Iqbal will be the best replacement for Brad Haddin. KKR have 2 Wicket keepers. So, they no need another wicket keeper. Tamim Iqbal should be the right choice for opening batsman, not Mark Boucher.

Posted by   on (April 30, 2011, 6:27 GMT)

sanath jayasooriya is da best replacement//

Posted by   on (April 30, 2011, 6:23 GMT)

Tamim Iqbal will be the best replacement for Brad Haddin. KKR have 2 Wicket keepers. So, they no need another wicket keeper. Tamim Iqbal should be the right choice for opening batsman, not Mark Boucher.

Posted by wasi_3 on (April 30, 2011, 6:00 GMT)

I would prefer tamim iqbal cause he is the type of batsman kkr needs . They need an opener who has the abilities to hit the ball hard , give a superb start to the innings and score some good runs and if tamim gets going , 50 should be up for him in no time . The o'briens are of no choice , picking up kevin or niall and not using them would be a complete waste and they doesnt have a confirmation that they would play good cricket. upal tharanga remains unavailable to kkr hashim amla is an outstanding batsman , but doesnt go with the t20 format as he is not a hard hitting batsman, and kkr doesnt need a guy like him in the team. van wyk already played for kkr and did'nt show a well a performance. i guess Tamim will be the best replacement for kkr in this moment .

Posted by   on (April 30, 2011, 5:55 GMT)

What a difference a week makes. From sitting next to Brad Hogg and listening to his banal cliches and drivel to getting a chance to prove himself in the limited overs format again and reunite with his best mate Jacques.

Posted by   on (April 30, 2011, 5:54 GMT)

tamim iqbal will be a great a player from bangladesh he knows the condition very well unlike an average aussie or southafrican pro!!!!!!!!

Posted by qwaker on (April 30, 2011, 5:39 GMT)

Boucher? Interesting choice. Will they make him open? Won't he be better off in the middle order? Who'll open then?

Posted by monjur_neesat on (April 30, 2011, 5:34 GMT)

TAMIM SHOULD REPLACE HIM..........................

Posted by   on (April 30, 2011, 5:31 GMT)

why not tamim iqbal? tamim should born in aus or sa bad luck tamim iqbal.

Posted by vinchester on (April 30, 2011, 5:30 GMT)

Its strange that some Aussies of IPL pick up some injuries and head home.

I think Haddin is the third or fourth on the trot.

Posted by   on (April 30, 2011, 5:16 GMT)

Sri Lankans and English players are out of the question since they got that series coming up then Dada isn't possible since he had raised his price himself to $400,000. Choices remaining are Tamim Iqbal, Kevin O'Brien, etc.

My personal choice is Tamim Iqbal.

Posted by   on (April 30, 2011, 5:16 GMT)

TAMIM .................tamim.................TAMIM.............tamim.............TAMIM...... ALL THE...BEST

Posted by tauhid_aks on (April 30, 2011, 5:07 GMT)

I think Tamim is the best option. Ganguly's base price is more than Haddin's, and KKR will get Tamim in very low price compared to his talents. I am not a Bangladshi ppl, I am telling 4m an Indian point of view.

Posted by   on (April 30, 2011, 5:02 GMT)

After Haddin Going Tamim Iqbal Come Back......Tamim All The Best

Korbo Lorbo Jitbo Re!

Posted by   on (April 30, 2011, 4:38 GMT)

i think navjot siddhu would b a great choice!!!!

Posted by somak1994 on (April 30, 2011, 4:31 GMT)

Martin Guptill shud be taken

Posted by wiseshah on (April 30, 2011, 4:30 GMT)

they should take najmul hossain milon or tamim iqbal from bangladesh. najmul can hit ball like gayle

Posted by   on (April 30, 2011, 4:03 GMT)

it should b either tamim iqbal or neil o'brein.....

Posted by Shohan_ on (April 30, 2011, 4:02 GMT)

KKR need a Opener... Tamim Iqbal could be the best choice.

Posted by Shohan_ on (April 30, 2011, 3:55 GMT)

KKR need a Opener... Tamim Iqbal could be the best choice.

Posted by Baundele on (April 30, 2011, 3:53 GMT)

Hashim Amla would be the best choice.

Posted by   on (April 30, 2011, 3:38 GMT)

Hashim Amala / R.S. Bopara / Tamim Iqbal

Posted by   on (April 30, 2011, 2:14 GMT)

mark coscrove is the best ...................................

Posted by   on (April 30, 2011, 1:45 GMT)

umar akmal seems 2 be the best replacement.

Posted by nzcricket174 on (April 30, 2011, 1:35 GMT)

Hoping for Kevin O'Brien please.

Posted by abhyudayj on (April 30, 2011, 1:08 GMT)

Sourav Gangualy is good replacement as he can do the dueal role as aplayer and as a mentor

Posted by arfatyeasir on (April 30, 2011, 1:03 GMT)


Posted by arfatyeasir on (April 30, 2011, 0:53 GMT)

tamim iqbal is the right choice.he is a great stroke maker.jacq kalis and tamim will be a good opening partnership.i m a great fan of kkr.pls do this.

Posted by   on (April 30, 2011, 0:49 GMT)

I think KKR do not need opener. KKR need a middle order or possible all rounder or first bowler as Morgan so far did not able to get big score. And also they will lose Morgan after 18th of May even upol as well. As there will be test match from 26th of May between England and Srilanka. Niall O'Brien can be taken as middle order plus wicket keeper or I.J.L. Trott(ODI Ranking 7) or they can re-think about James Pattinson, Aussi First bowler & left hand bats man or opener Phillip Hughes as well as very handy to pick run as a middle order. Tamin will not be a good choice as his T20Is Average 13.78 under 15. If KKR looking really another opener H.M. Amla(ICC ODI Ranking 1)

Posted by rydwan78 on (April 30, 2011, 0:45 GMT)

Tamim will be the best replacement.

Posted by SaravananIsTheBest on (April 29, 2011, 23:49 GMT)

No team had read this guy during the auction, but just couple of days after the auction this guy played a brilliant knock against India. Now KKR got a huge chance to seal this deal without any competition, let us see how brilliant SRK & KKR are ;)

Posted by SaravananIsTheBest on (April 29, 2011, 23:44 GMT)

"Morne van Wyk" would be best option for T20 WK batsman. Upul Tharanga would be heading for England.

Posted by   on (April 29, 2011, 23:08 GMT)

Tamim will make rockkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk, if he get a chance..

Posted by ashchelseaking on (April 29, 2011, 22:37 GMT)

Tamim iqbal please -- he is like the bengali sehwag--- i mean c'mon he is KNOWN for his explosive batting coz that is the only way he knows how to bat and DON't forget that he is WISDEN CRICKETER OF THE THE YEAR too.... and he only has a base price of 100 thousand!!! c;mon kkr --DO IT FOR BANGLADESH and save 225 thousand dollars in the process...:-)

Posted by rohanblue on (April 29, 2011, 22:19 GMT)

i am frm kolkata, i'm hoping fr kevin o brien, bt plz no tamim iqbal

Posted by avidfan on (April 29, 2011, 22:10 GMT)

Tamim iqbal? crazy!! UPUL THARANGA is the best option... had a n awesome world cup and is one of the most reliable openers in world cricket... even better than hadin

kolkata be Real And get the best buy in the market = UPUL THARANGA

Posted by   on (April 29, 2011, 20:49 GMT)

DADA! O IM SURE HE WILL BE SELECTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SURE

Posted by   on (April 29, 2011, 20:46 GMT)

Ganguly base price was $400,000 so KKR will not be able to get him. I think Tamim Iqbal will be the best choice. Moreover, he is a bengali, therefore, kolkata fans will like him.

Posted by   on (April 29, 2011, 20:40 GMT)

KKR please give Tamim a chance

Posted by HirokRoy on (April 29, 2011, 20:32 GMT)

DEFINITELY Tamim Iqbal would be the best choice here. KKR should go for him. once they had made the mistake of not picking him up in the auction! but they can't afford to do it twice!!

Posted by NIT2222 on (April 29, 2011, 20:15 GMT)

kevin o brien or aussie opener philip hughes....

Posted by the_Srikanth on (April 29, 2011, 20:14 GMT)

I dont think KKR need a replacement, they have the necessary firepower in their arsenal. But if they really wan to take someone, I would recommend Guptill or Tamim.

Posted by Nafis on (April 29, 2011, 19:57 GMT)

Tamim Iqbal should be the man. KKR will do wonders to their opening combination if they include Tamim alongside Kallis.

Posted by mousum013 on (April 29, 2011, 19:43 GMT)

forget about british or sri lankan players as they have up coming series...opening is not doing well of kkr...considering home condition, pitch, weather and plenty spinning condition tamim is the best choice...certainly kkr should gambled with tamim iqbal...

Posted by   on (April 29, 2011, 19:31 GMT)

K. O'Brein,he is a nice allrounder,in place of morgan he can crush any team at any time.

Posted by crichype on (April 29, 2011, 19:29 GMT)

Kevin o Brien who can be handy with his part time medium pace.

Posted by   on (April 29, 2011, 19:03 GMT)

upal tharanga

Posted by scorpion7n on (April 29, 2011, 18:58 GMT)

Should be Tamim Iaqbal and definitely Tamim Iqbal.... as he KKR have more than one wicket keeper left in the team, KKR would get a blasting opener in Tamim.. who could serve the purpose

Posted by   on (April 29, 2011, 18:39 GMT)

Tamim Iqbal would be the best replacement. Harsha Bhogle also supported this in his one of his tweets.

Posted by xylo on (April 29, 2011, 18:26 GMT)

am I dreaming or are there no comments demanding Dada back? ;-)

Posted by   on (April 29, 2011, 18:23 GMT)

i believe TAMIM IQBAL can be a good replacement for brad haddin as he himself is an EXPLOSIVE opener & has got the base price less than 325,000$ TAMIM

Posted by   on (April 29, 2011, 18:16 GMT)

Definitely Tamim Iqbal.......................................................

Posted by kamalhssn on (April 29, 2011, 18:01 GMT)

morne van wyk would be a good choice but i guess he has problems with spin

Posted by   on (April 29, 2011, 17:44 GMT)

Definitely Tamin Iqbal....

Posted by   on (April 29, 2011, 17:39 GMT)

Should be Tamim Iqbal [KKR really need a good opener.... ]

Posted by Tarzansree on (April 29, 2011, 17:38 GMT)

Base price... hmm.... that means Ganguly axed his own case... he himself increased his price to $400,000 from $200,000.......

Posted by wasi_3 on (April 29, 2011, 17:22 GMT)

Tamim Iqbal would be the best replacement .

Posted by sachin_vvsfan on (April 29, 2011, 17:18 GMT)

Kevin O' Brien please. If KKR manages to do so then i will shift my loayalties to this side

Posted by   on (April 29, 2011, 17:13 GMT)

Im gonna say Upul Tharanga shud be the replacement - he is also a wicket keeper batsmen even though he never gets to keep wickets cos of Sanga and hes just had a brilliant world cup. on top of the Tharanaga is not in the SL test squad.

Posted by dbk86 on (April 29, 2011, 16:58 GMT)

TAMIM IQBAL or ABDUR RAZZAK or Mushfiqur Rahim would be the best replacement...

Posted by adiat on (April 29, 2011, 16:57 GMT)

KKR must need an aggressive opener ,where Tamim is best for it. So KKR should go for Tamim Iqbal. He is a world class opener. He is perfect for T20 & play a vital role in the upcoming matches .

Posted by   on (April 29, 2011, 16:54 GMT)

kevin o brein


niall o brein are best

Posted by Fazlu25.BD on (April 29, 2011, 16:53 GMT)

Great to hear about Tamim. Most of you are talking Tamim and hope he will get chance and will play better with his friend Shakib....

Posted by   on (April 29, 2011, 16:51 GMT)

I think Tamim Iqbal should be right choice for KKR.....come on..

Posted by   on (April 29, 2011, 16:39 GMT)

KKR should add TAMIM IQBAL as replacement. That's the best option.

Posted by   on (April 29, 2011, 16:23 GMT)

form of imrul kayes is better than that of tamim iqbal. other options are shahriar nafees, tatendu taibu (who is also a wicketkeeper), or a number of british players like matt prior (another wicketkeeper), andrew strauss, ian bell, jonathan trott or ravi bopara (ipl experienced).

Posted by   on (April 29, 2011, 16:23 GMT)

I think dashing opener Tamim Iqbal will be right choice...

Posted by   on (April 29, 2011, 15:56 GMT)

Kevin O' brien would be awesome

Posted by britishcricketfan on (April 29, 2011, 15:55 GMT)

I think tkaikobad and Vikramaditya Agarwala are right, Tamim Iqbal (cheap base price, world class opener, a bengali) would be a fantastic addition to KKR!

Posted by nasir159 on (April 29, 2011, 15:54 GMT)

abdul razzaq should be the replacement

Posted by   on (April 29, 2011, 15:34 GMT)

TAMIM IQBAL is the right choice... as a perfect opener !!

Posted by   on (April 29, 2011, 15:31 GMT)

Kevin O Brian should be the likely replacement

Posted by   on (April 29, 2011, 15:24 GMT)

i agree with Vikramaditya Agarwala

Posted by   on (April 29, 2011, 14:49 GMT)

Tamim Iqbal or Kevin O'Brien is handy.

Posted by   on (April 29, 2011, 14:47 GMT)

Dada cannot be selected because his base price was $400,000

Posted by   on (April 29, 2011, 14:46 GMT)

they should look for someone like mark boucher who could keep wickets and can be explosive. Dada is a certain no no

Posted by AusieBangaleeShameem on (April 29, 2011, 14:27 GMT)

I think KKR must improve their batting performance and they need an aggressive opener. Tamim Iqbal probably the best choice --- his explosive batting could play very important role in the coming matches (where KKR needs to win the most of them).

Posted by   on (April 29, 2011, 14:19 GMT)

no dada...they cud go for kevin o brein

Posted by deon989 on (April 29, 2011, 14:17 GMT)

get tamim. kkr doesnt need another wk as they've got bisla and goswami. they need an opener or a backup pacer.

Posted by koolishy67 on (April 29, 2011, 14:17 GMT)

dada base price is $400000 so there is no chance for dada,and kkr need some good middle order batsman bcoz morgan is out of form.

Posted by getgopi on (April 29, 2011, 14:07 GMT)

Forget Dada. Pick up Tim Bresnan.

Posted by Agunjhora on (April 29, 2011, 14:02 GMT)

go for tamim! he'll be a good replacement

Posted by   on (April 29, 2011, 14:01 GMT)

KKR could turn to Ganguly. They still have plenty of home games. He could bring in the missing element - the home crowd - for KKR.

Posted by KALPANA. on (April 29, 2011, 13:57 GMT)

i know it isin't possible ,,,but how about SANJAY MANJREKAR..??

Posted by tkaikobad on (April 29, 2011, 13:47 GMT)

I agree.... Tamim Iqbal or DADA will be a very good choice...

Posted by   on (April 29, 2011, 13:24 GMT)

The possible replacement i sTamim Iqbal

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