Haddin says he was dropped not rested for ODIs

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Published: Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 10:35 [IST]
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I was dropped and not rested: Haddin

Sydney, Jan 31: Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has said he has been dropped from the One-Day squad for the tri-series and not rested as told by chairman of selectors John Inverarity.

Haddin had a poor Test series against India and his place in the ODI squad has been given to Matthew Wade.

Also read: Shaun Marsh axed, Haddin rested

Australia announced a 14-man squad on Monday for the opening three matches of the tri-nation tournament that starts on February 5.

"I think any time you're out of the Australian cricket team I think you're dropped," Haddin told "Sky Sports Radio."

Haddin feels he might find it difficult to win his place back in the shorter version of the game.

"You give another guy an opportunity to take your spot and you've got to look if they do well, you could find it hard to get back in the team. But that's the way it's and I've just got to deal with that and make sure I'm ready to play," the 34-year-old added.

"Brad Haddin has come off a heavy programme of Test cricket – the workload for a wicketkeeper/batsman is rigorous and resting him for the start of the series will refresh him for coming international commitments while also giving us a chance to look at Matt Wade at this level," Inverarity had said after announcing the squad on Monday.

Wade is also in the Australian squad to play two Twenty20 internationals against India while Haddin has missed out there as well.

Haddin has been named the captain of the Prime Minister's XI that will play Sri Lanka in Canberra on Friday.

"If you give your spot up and someone does well you've got no right just to walk straight back in," he said.

"I'm actually looking forward to the PM's game, for someone from Canberra it's a great opportunity to get back and captain that side," he said.


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