Wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has been ruled out of all five matches in Australia`s one-day series against South Africa, putting him in further doubt for next month`s Tests against India, Cricket Australia said Friday.
Australia have cut opening batsman Ed Cowan and wicketkeeper Matthew Wade from their list of 18 centrally-contracted players, but handed opener Phillip Hughes another chance to establish himself in the national set-up.
Veteran Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin, who has inspired his team`s Ashes triumph more than any other batsman, was accompanied by his daughter Mia, who has herself made a remarkable recovery from the dreaded cancer neuroblastoma, onto the SCG for the national anthems on Friday.
Australian fast bowler Clint McKay has become the 11th player from a domestic side to be pulled into line for breaching Cricket Australia`s (CA) code of conduct after copping a breach notice for using an `audible obscenity` during a Sheffield Shield match.
Australian batsman Matthew Wade has said that being dropped from the Indian tour will end up being a blessing in disguise for him and the last few months have been hard work because he has not been getting enough game time.
Australian wicket-keeping great Ian Healy has said that Matthew Wade might cease to be an wicket-keeping understudy to Brad Haddin following his demotion from the one-day team for the limited-overs tour to India.
Australian cricketer Matthew Wade has blamed the introduction of too many green pitches, instead of Cricket Australia`s emphasis on promoting the Twenty20 Big Bash League, as responsible for the batting woes of the team in the Ashes.
Australian Test wicketkeeper Matthew Wade has said that he will start on his improvement by finding consistency in his one-day game which is down at a time when Australia`s ICC Champions Trophy hopes rely on players like him firing.