Haddin in doubt for CLT20 final, Proteas series after injuring thumb in semifinal
Sydney: Australia’s Big Bash League team Sydney Sixers captain Brad Haddin could miss the Champions League final, and probably the start of the Test series against South Africa, after injuring his thumb in their nerve-wracking semi-final victory on Friday.
The veteran wicketkeeper was sent for scans in Johannesburg on Friday to find out whether he had sustained any damage after taking an awkward half volley during the Titans’ innings.
‘‘At the moment he’s fit to play unless otherwise,’’ the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Sixers coach Corey Richards, as saying.
Already considered at long odds to depose Matthew Wade from the Test team, Haddin’s hopes of a recall for the series against South Africa would be completely killed should x-rays reveal a fracture.
However, in a positive sign for Haddin, he was able to complete his duties behind the stumps after receiving treatment from team physio Patrick Farhart and also batted at No.4 in the run chase.
Vice-captain Steve Smith, who led the Sixers to last summer’s Big Bash title, will take over the reins if Haddin is unavailable.