Friday 16 March 2012 

Nevill A Late Replacement For Returning Haddin

Nevill A Late Replacement For Returning Haddin
Nevill A Late Replacement For Returning Haddin
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New South Wales wicket-keeper Peter Nevill has been called up to replace Brad Haddin in Australia's One-Day International squad as the latter is returning home for personal reasons.

Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed that Haddin has already left the West Indies although he he is hopeful of returning before the end of the tour, which comprises five ODIs, two Twenty20 Internationals and three Tests.

"Brad Haddin is in transit returning to Australia for personal reasons and has the full support of CA, the NSP and his team mates in so doing," CA National Selector John Inverarity confirmed.

"We hope that Brad will be able to re-join the squad in the West Indies in the not too distant future.

"The NSP has selected Peter Nevill as Brad’s replacement and Peter will head to the West Indies as soon as possible. Peter has just completed an outstanding season with New South Wales, both with the gloves and the bat.

"He was the overwhelming choice of his fellow Sheffield Shield cricketers as wicket-keeper in the Australian Cricketers’ Association All Star Team of the Year announced at the State Cricket Awards this week."

The opening ODI between the two sides in Saint Vincent gets underway later today (16th March).

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