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Haddin to fly in as cover for Wade

Melbourne, March 11 (IANS): Wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin could replace Matthew Wade in the Australia squad in the upcoming third Test match at Mohali against India.

 Brad Haddin of Australia.

Brad Haddin of Australia.

Cricket Australia (CA) announced that Wade’s scans have confirmed a sprained right ankle. Given the uncertainty of Wade’s availability, Haddin will fly from Australia to Mohali Monday to join the squad.

Australian team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said: “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. A final decision on whether he will be available for the third Test will be made closer to the match.”

India currently lead the four-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2-0 with the next two matches to be played at Mohali (March 14-18) and New Delhi (March 22-26).

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