Wicket-Keeper Haddin To Return Home

Wicket-Keeper Haddin To Return Home
Wicket-Keeper Haddin To Return Home
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Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin is to miss the start of the upcoming limited overs leg of his country's tour of England to continue recovery from the fractured finger he suffered in the build-up to the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.

He missed that game, being replaced by Graham Manou, and although he returned for the final two matches and ahead of a busy period for Australia, he will now be rested.

“It has now been decided Brad will return to Australia to allow him further recovery time and consultation with specialists to determine the best possible management of the injury," physio Alex Kountouris said in a statement.

“His participation in any of the one-day and Twenty20 components of Australia’s VB Tour of England and the ICC Champions Trophy will be decided after consultation with these specialists.”

Australia have not called up a replacement player, leaving the way clear for Tim Paine to make his international debut when Australia meet Scotland in a one-off One-Day International on Friday, 28th August, and England in the opening Twenty20 International at Old Trafford on Sunday, 30th August.

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