Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has announced his retirement from one-day international cricket
The Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has announced his retirement from one-day international cricket – less than two months after he helped his country win their fifth World Cup title.
His 126th and final ODI appearance was the seven-wicket victory over New Zealand in the World Cup final in Melbourne on 29 March.
Haddin claimed 170 catches and 11 stumpings over 14 years in the 50-over format, as well as scoring 3,122 runs.
The 37-year-old said: “I’ve had a privileged one-day career and now is the right time to walk away.”
Haddin made his debut against Zimbabwe in 2001, claimed 170 catches and 11 stumpings. He scored 3,122 runs at an average of 31.53 and scored two centuries, both against New Zealand, and 16 half-centuries.
“I have had a privileged one-day career and I have been fortunate enough to be involved in three World Cups and now is the right time to walk away,” said Haddin. “Not many players get to write a script like mine at the end of their careers and I have been lucky enough to do just that after winning a World Cup on home soil.
“I leave the team with Australian ranked No1 in the world and I am proud of everything we have achieved.”
Haddin will continue to play Test cricket and is expected to take his position behind the stumps for Australia’s two-Test series against the West Indies next month and the Ashes series in England later this summer.
“Whenever Brad wore the green and gold, he always gave maximum effort and he should be incredibly proud of his achievements,” said Cricket Australia’s chief executive officer James Sutherland. “We thank him for his wonderful contribution to one-day cricket and look forward to his continued performances at Test level as the team works hard to retain the Frank Worrell Trophy and the Ashes.”