Veteran Haddin called up as standby

Sydney: Veteran Australian wicket keeper Brad Haddin has flown to Mohali after he was put on standby for the third Test match against India, starting on Thursday as incumbent Mathew Wade sprained his ankle during a basketball game.

Cricket Australia (CA) released a statement on Monday confirming that scans of Wade's ankle had revealed a sprain following a mishap during a informal game of basketball, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The Test squad had been given a break from training on Friday and Saturday and Wade fronted for training on Sunday unable to participate because of his swollen right ankle, the paper said.

Scans were taken in Mohali and team doctor Peter Brukner sent the results back to Australia for further review before a decision was taken to put former Test glove man Haddin on the next available plane, the paper added.

Victoria's Wade has been in the wars on the Indian tour, suffering a fractured cheekbone on the day before the second Test in Hyderabad and playing the match with the aid of painkillers.


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