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Brad Haddin

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Played for:
Australia, Australia A, Australian Capital Territory, Kolkata, New South Wales, Australia Under-19, Sydney Sixers
Roles played:
Ex Skipper-T20 | WicketKeeper
ICC Rank:
Home country:
October 23, 1977, Cowra, New South Wales


Playing in the Adam Gilchrist era meant that Brad Haddin was forever playing second fiddle to the Aussie great. But with the legend's retirement, Haddin emerged from his shadows and carved a niche for himself in Australia's young side.

Haddin, who began his domestic career with New South Wales, was rewarded for his consistent performances when he earned his ODI call-up in 2001 and debuted against Zimbabwe. But in the following years, he would be called upon only when Gilchrist required rest or be injured, fully aware of the fact he would have to make way on the left hander's return. But with his adept wicket-keeping and batting, Haddin continued to remain in the selectors' fray who at times were forced to play him as a specialist batsman. With consistent knocks, he was continually staking his claim and when Gilchrist finally bowed out in 2008, Haddin was named his successor. Seven long years after his ODI debut, the glove man made his Test debut against West Indies and earned a piece of history as Australia's 400th debutant, who continued to play throughout the series despite a broken finger.

"BJ" as he is nicknamed, soon became integral to the Australian team for his ability to float across the batting order with his constant chatter behind the stumps also acting as a source of inspiration. His maiden Test century of 169 against New Zealand was one which even Gilchrist would have been proud of and in early 2010, he also scored his maiden ODI century against the same opposition. An elbow injury ruled him out of the 2010 Test series against India and despite Paine's exemplary performances, Haddin was retained for the Ashes. In 2011, however, he announced his retirement from Twenty20 internationals, in order to prolong his Test and ODI career. Domestic cricket also progressed side by side, when he was signed up by the Sydney Sixers to play in the inaugural Big Bash League in 2011. He was made captain and tasted success when Sydney Sixers won the CLT20, 2012 edition. After a rather poor 2011 season, Haddin was eventually dropped in the 2012 season in favour of Tasmanian, Matthew Wade. But Wade didn't have anything to boast about when was selected for the South Africa series in 2012 and eventually, Brad Haddin was brought on for the Test series in India, where he failed miserably. The faith in him paid rich dividends as Haddin had some very useful contributions in the Down Under Ashes series in 2013.

Fast Facts

  • Haddin holds the record for the most dismissals in a single Test series which happened during the 2013 Ashes series in England, where he took 29 catches.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 57 96 3033 10 35.26 58.39 4 17 169
ODI 105 98 2753 11 31.64 82.27 2 16 110
T20 33 29 402 6 17.47 114.53 0 0 47
IPL 1 1 18 0 18 163.63 0 0 18
CLT20 7 7 175 1 29.16 137.79 0 0 42
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 228 5 0
ODI 146 10 5
T20 17 5 2
CLT20 11 1 0
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
T20 2 1 1 0 0 50
CLT20 6 6 0 0 0 100


Australia Vs West Indies at Sabina Park, Kingston - Jamaica - May 22, 2008
Last played:
Australia Vs South Africa at Newlands, Cape Town - Mar 01, 2014
Australia Vs Zimbabwe at Bellerive Oval, Hobart - Tasmania - Jan 30, 2001
Last played:
Australia Vs England at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney - Jan 19, 2014
Australia Vs South Africa at Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane - Queensland - Jan 09, 2006
Last played:
Australia Vs Bangladesh at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Apr 01, 2014
Kolkata Vs Bangalore at Eden Gardens, Kolkata - Apr 22, 2011
Last played:
Kolkata Vs Bangalore at Eden Gardens, Kolkata - Apr 22, 2011
Kolkata Vs Bangalore at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru - Sep 29, 2011
Last played:
Sydney Sixers Vs Highveld Lions at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Oct 28, 2012