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Top 5 wicketkeepers from Australia

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#4 Brad Haddin

1st Test - Australia v West Indies: Day 2
Brad Haddin is one of the most famous Australian wicket-keepers

Brad Haddin is easily one of the most popular wicket-keepers from Australia. Tough, gritty, and uncompromising, Haddin stood as a true testament to the typical Australian cricketer. Born in New South Wales, Haddin saw his career overshadowed by the looming presence of his predecessor Adam Gilchrist.

However, after Gilchrist's retirement, it was Haddin who took over the gloves and quickly rose up the ranks to emerge as the national Test side's vice-captain.

The New South Wales native was a swift mover behind the stumps. He had quick hands and was a natural athlete. Keeping to the likes of Brett Lee, Shaun Tait, and Mitchell Johnson in their prime was no joke but Haddin seemed to pull it off with ease. He was also constantly at the batsman and never backed away from saying a word or two.

The right-hander was more than a capable batsman lower down the order. He played many crucial knocks and bailed out the team on many occasions. His role, with both the bat and the gloves, in Australia's clean sweep of the 2013-14 Ashes was a pivotal one.

Haddin represented New South Wales in 184 first-class games and was credited for as many as 608 catches and 40 stumpings. His Test debut for Australia came in 2008, and he went on to play 66 Test matches. Haddin has 270 international Test dismissals that consist of 262 catches and 8 stumpings.