Brad Haddin, the Australian wicketkeeper has returned to training with the New South Wales Blues where they have already started pre-season training. Haddin, is now also available for National selection during the home summer in November starting with the 1st test at the Gabba against South Africa.
Brad Haddin was looking to regain some form in the West Indies earlier in the year but had to fly home to help his sick daughter Mia. All is well now with his daughter Mia and is excited about returning to cricket and fighting for a spot back in the Australian team. Haddin will play with the Blues as he hopes to seek the attention of selectors and tell them he is there man.
Matthew Wade was Haddin’s replacement over the period of time he was unavailable and had a decent time with the bat in the West Indies scoring a hundred. Wade then struggled in the following ODI series against England which could cloud some doubt over his place in the team since Australia will be focusing on the Ashes next year. Wade had the chance to secure a spot in the team full time but surely has not done enough.
Haddin retained a Cricket Australia contract signifying he is still in the mind of the selectors. Michael Clarke is a big supporter of Haddin but also coach Mickey Arthur has suggested that Haddin is still his man in the test matches.