Paine To Replace Injured Haddin For England Tour
Tasmania wicket-keeper Tim Paine will replace Brad Haddin for Australia's upcoming One-Day International tour of England and Ireland after Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed that Haddin would miss out due to an elbow injury.
Haddin has tendon elbow pain, which is commonly referred to as tennis elbow, and he will now rest although he could still be available for Australia's Test and ODI commitments against Pakistan in England later this year.
"Brad has been struggling with tendon elbow pain (tennis elbow) while batting during the ICC Twenty20 World Cup. As with most tendon injuries, time is required to allow the pain to settle and gradually increase the tendon load," CA physio Alex Kountouris explained.
"As such, Brad will not be taking part in the ODI matches against Ireland and England. His availability for the Twenty20 internationals and Tests matches against Pakistan in the UK will be dependant on his progress over the next few weeks."
Australia play Ireland in a one-off ODI on 17th June before playing five ODIs against England between 22nd June and 3rd July. Paine scored his maiden ODI century against England last year when he was also covering for the injured Haddin when he scored 111 .
Paine was due to play for Australia A against Sri Lanka and his place in the squad will now be taken by Victoria's Matthew Wade.
Paine, who has played 17 One-Day Internationals scoring three half-centuries, was part of Australia's 2009 Champions Trophy squad and was an unused squad member of their 2010 ICC World Twenty20 squad which finished as runners-up to England.
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