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Brad Haddin Ruled Out Of ODI Series

Brad Haddin
Brad Haddin (left) will miss the five-match ODI series
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Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin has been ruled out of the remainder of the One-Day International series against South Africa due to the shoulder injury he picked up in the United Arab Emirates.

Haddin had to relinquish the wicket-keeping gloves during the second and final Test in Abu Dhabi after suffering the injury.

After returning to Australia, the injury was assessed in more detail and he has been advised to rest as his team-mates take on the Proteas in a five-match series.

Cricket Australia (CA) are hopeful that he will recover in time for the Test series against India, which begins on 4th December.

"Whilst it is disappointing that Brad will miss the ODI series, the CA medical team are still hopeful that he will recover in time for the first Commonwealth Bank Test against India," CA physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said.

Haddin has played 59 Tests since making his debut in 2008 as well as 113 ODIs and 34 Twenty20 Internationals.

His shoulder problem adds to Australia's injury list with Michael Clarke also expected to miss the rest of the ODI series after suffering a recurrence of a hamstring injury during today's opening match in Perth.

He will now undergo scans to determine how serious his latest injury is.

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