The Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin announced retirement from international cricket today joining the veteran players like Micheal Clarke, Chris Rogers and Shane Watson after the ashes loss. The 37-year-old wicketkeeper retired from One-day International cricket after Australia’s world cup victory in March was left out of the third Test at Trent Bridge after being granted permission to miss the second Test to be with his ill daughter. He left the ashes tour early to Australia. Before the Ashes, Ryan Harris retired due to injury.
Brad Haddin has left a big gap in the Australian Test team after Micheal Clarke, Chris Rogers and Shane Watson in retiring from test and international cricket competition since Australia’s 3-2 defeat to Australia.
Brad Haddin who did not make his debut until 30 played 66 Test matches scoring 3,266 runs at an average of 32.98. Brad Haddin(270) is only behind Adam Gilchrist (416), Ian Healy (395), and current chairman of Australia Rod Marsh (355).
Brad Haddin will play the T20 cricket for the Sydney Sixers in Australia’s big bash. Brad Haddin was a vital player during an important period in Australian cricket. Brad’s strong performances and positive influence on the team were all more remarkable given he was dealing with serious illness suffered by his daughter.
Haddin made his One-day International debut in an ODI against Zimbabwe in 2001. Australia will miss the service of Haddin. Haddin was replaced by Peter Nevil in the second test match at Lords and lost his place to Peter Nevil for the rest of the series.