Brad Haddin Biography
Bradley James Haddin is a former Australian cricketer, who was born on October 23, 1977, in Cowra, New South Wales, Australia. He represented Australia in all three forms of international cricket and was a wicketkeeper-batsman (right-handed bat).
He was a member of the Australian squad that won the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.
Haddin started his professional cricketing career with the ACT Comets in 1993. In the 1999-00 season, he began playing for the New South Wales Blues.
Haddin was part of the Chennai Super Kings squad in the 2010 Indian Premier League, but he didn’t get a place in the playing eleven. He was later bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2011.
He played for the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League. In the Pakistan Super League, Haddin represented the Islamabad United.
Haddin made his International debut in an ODI on 30 January 2001 against Zimbabwe in Hobart. He made 13 runs and did one stumping while keeping the wickets.
His Test debut came against West Indies in May 2008 at Kingston. With a score of 34 runs in the match, and six catches behind the stumps, Haddin had a decent entry into the longest format of the game.
Rise to glory
Haddin’s purple patch started during the 2010-11 Ashes series, where he scored 136 in the opening Test at the Gabba. He amassed 360 runs in the series at an average of 45.
He had an excellent 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup campaign in the subcontinent. He scored 332 runs in the tournament at an average of 55.33.
Haddin was inconsistent, he was dropped from the national team a couple of times. In his initial career, he didn't get many opportunities as Adam Gilchrist was Australia’s premier wicket-keeper.
Stats and Records
In Tests, Haddin scored 3266 runs from 66 matches at an average of 33 and took 262 catches alongwith 8 stumpings behind the wicket.
During the 2013-14 Ashes series, Haddin became only the second wicket-keeper to hit five half-centuries in a Test series. He made 493 runs in this series and broke the record for most runs in a series by an Australian wicket-keeper.
He sat a new record for the most dismissals by a wicket-keeper in a Test series with 29 dismissals.
He retired from T20 International in September 2011, to focus on ODIs and Tests. He retired from ODI cricket in May 2015 after the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
After being dropped from the Test side, he called time on his career in September 2015.