Hughes backs selectors' choice of Haddin, Rogers in Oz Ashes squad

Sydney, Apr 25 (ANI): Former Australian captain Kim Hughes has commended the selection of new vice-captain Brad Haddin and Chris Hughes in the 16-man Ashes squad, saying that the selection panel has done well in changing its tack on two key areas of the team.

Hughes described the two key areas as being Haddin's replacement of Matthew Wade behind the stumps and the belated recognition of Chris Rogers' consistency in making runs in Australia and England, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Stating that the selection highlighted the fact that the Australian cricket lacked experienced players, Hughes said that Haddin will earn the respect of his team-mates as he is comfortable with his game and is also a natural wicketkeeper.

Hughes further said that Haddin will have consolidated his position as a vice-captain if he gets through the next 10 Ashes Test matches and play well.

Praising the selection of Rogers, Hughes said that Rogers, whose sole Test was almost five years ago, has been given a reward for consistency, adding that he expected the left-hander could play Tests for up to three years. (ANI)

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