Monday 16 February 2009 

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Brad Haddin

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Brad Haddin
Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Brad Haddin
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Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin has been named as the Cricket World® Player Of The Week after his performances in the ODI and Twenty20 series against New Zealand stood out.

Following up his century in the third ODI in Sydney, Haddin took a catch and made 43 at the top of the order in the fourth One Day International as Australia levelled the series at 2-2 with a six-wicket win in Adelaide. The series moved on to Brisbane and although the final match was abandoned due to rain, but for Haddin's unbeaten 88 in 65 balls, Australia might well have lost the match.

In that game he hit five fours and three sixes and although in the Twenty20 International two days later he only scored 15, an injury to Michael Clarke meant he was captaining his country for the first time and he marshalled his troops well as they closed out a one-run win.

There were a number of other contenders this week and they included: Nathan Bracken, Callum Ferguson, David Hussey and Adam Voges (Australia), Brendon McCullum and Martin Guptill (New Zealand), Irfan and Yusuf Pathan (India), and Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka).

Haddin's recent run of good form has seen him jump to 15th in the batsmen while his overall rankng is 57th.

The Cricket World® Player Of The Week is chosen by the Cricket World® Editorial Team after a review of the previous week's action on Mondays.

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