Brad Haddin

Country: Australia
Born: October 23, 1977, Cowra, New South Wales
Height: 1.8 m
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Playing role: Wicketkeeper Batter

Brad Haddin Bio

Bradley James Haddin, commonly known as Brad Haddin, is a former Australian cricketer who played as a wicketkeeper-batsman for the Australian national team. Born on October 23, 1977, in Cowra, New South Wales, Haddin is widely regarded as one of Australia’s toughest and most uncompromising wicketkeepers in recent times.

Haddin’s cricketing journey took off when he made his Test debut for Australia at the age of 30. His debut was delayed due to the presence of the legendary Adam Gilchrist, who held the wicketkeeper’s spot for a significant period. However, once given the opportunity, Haddin did not disappoint and quickly established himself as a vital member of the Australian team.

His most significant contribution came during the 2013-14 Ashes series, where he played a crucial role in Australia’s resounding victory. In every first innings of the series, Haddin bailed out the team from tricky situations with his impressive batting skills. His total of 493 runs at an average of 61.62 put him second on the run tally for the series, narrowly missing out on being named Player of the Series. His nimble glovework behind the stumps was also noteworthy.

Haddin’s international career faced a setback in 2012 when his 17-month-old daughter Mia was diagnosed with cancer. Consequently, he was replaced by Matthew Wade as Australia’s preferred wicketkeeper. However, Haddin showed immense dedication and determination by returning to domestic cricket to regain his place in the side. His experience and poise were highly valued by the selectors during the 2013 Ashes tour, leading to his reinstatement as Australia’s preferred wicketkeeper in all three formats.

Although his Test debut in 2008 showcased flaws in his keeping, Haddin continuously worked on improving his glovework. A breakthrough in his batting came in 2008-09 when he scored his first fifty in Test cricket and went on to register his highest individual score of 169 against New Zealand in Adelaide. His batting prowess, along with his ability to shuffle around the batting order, made him a valuable asset in the limited-overs format as well.

Haddin’s contribution to Australian cricket extends beyond his on-field performances. He was known to be a loyal team player and a trusted confidant for his captain, Michael Clarke. He was appointed as vice-captain, showing the respect and trust his teammates had in him.

Throughout his career, Haddin displayed remarkable skill and resilience, highlighted by his incredible one-handed catch off Salman Butt’s bat in the legside during a Test match. He is also known for his clean hitting and his trademark lofted straight drive, which is considered one of the best shots in the game.

Haddin’s international career came to an end in 2015 when he announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. He left a lasting impact on the sport, not only for his contributions as a player but also as a mentor and inspiration to young cricketers aspiring to represent their country.

In recognition of his achievements, Haddin was awarded the prestigious Allan Border Medal in 2009, an accolade given to the best Australian cricketer of the year. His legacy as a highly skilled wicketkeeper-batsman and a dedicated team player will continue to inspire future generations of Australian cricketers.

Brad Haddin Career Stats

Brad Haddin Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 66 112 13 3266 169 32.98 5587 58.45 4 18 363 54 262 8
T20Is 34 29 6 402 47 17.47 351 114.52 0 0 30 13 17 6
ODIs 126 115 16 3122 110 31.53 3706 84.24 2 16 296 71 170 11
FC 184 300 39 9932 169 38.05 - - 17 56 - - 608 40
List A 235 221 24 6503 138* 33.01 - - 9 35 - - 318 50
T20s 97 91 13 1747 76 22.39 1384 126.22 0 10 144 67 61 20

Brad Haddin Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 66 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 34 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 126 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 184 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
List A 235 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
T20s 97 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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