Brad Haddin called in as standby wicketkeeper for injured Matthew Wade
Posted on: 08:44 AM IST Mar 11, 2013
New Delhi: The veteran Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has been called in as standby after the scans revealed that Matthew Wade has sprained ankle and is doubtful for the third Test. Wade hurt his ankle while playing basketball with team-mates and support staff in Mohali on Saturday.
"Matt has a complex ankle injury which has been confirmed by the scans and, at this stage, is in doubt for the third Test starting on Thursday," the team physio Alex Kountouris was quoted as saying by the Australian media. "A final decision on whether he will be available for the third Test will be made closer to the match."
Haddin is set to fly to India on Monday for the third Test which starts in Mohali on Thursday. The 35-year-old played his last Test - against India at Adelaide (2012) - more than a year ago and since then lost his place to Wade, who has been Australia's preferred Test wicketkeeper from the tour of the West Indies last April.
Haddin has been in fine form in this summer's Sheffield Shield scoring 468 runs at an average of 52.00 with two centuries.