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Brad Haddin 'Pulls Off Gloves' From Test Cricket

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| September 9 , 2015 , 08:35 IST
Wicketkeeper Brad Haddin announced his retirement from test and domestic first-class cricket Wednesday, joining the exodus of veteran players from the Australian side after its Ashes loss. [caption id="attachment_122977" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Brad Haddin retires from test cricket The 37-year-old Haddin, who didn't make his test debut until he was 30, played 66 tests, scoring 3,266 runs at an average of 32.98.[/caption] Haddin, who retired from one-day internationals after Australia's World Cup victory in March, was left out of the third test at Trent Bridge after being granted permission to miss the second test to be with his ill daughter. He left the Ashes tour early to return to Australia.

Haddin joins Michael Clarke, Chris Rogers and Shane Watson in retiring from test and international competition since Australia's 3-2 test series defeat in England.

The 37-year-old Haddin, who didn't make his test debut until he was 30, played 66 tests, scoring 3,266 runs at an average of 32.98.

His 270 dismissals are behind only Adam Gilchrist (416), Ian Healy (395) and current chairman of selectors Rod Marsh (355) for Australia.

He will continue to play Twenty20 cricket for the Sydney Sixers in Australia's Big Bash League.

"Brad was a vital player during an important period in Australian cricket," Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said. "Brad's strong performances and positive influence on the team were all the more remarkable given he was dealing with the serious illness suffered by his daughter Mia."