Ex-Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin joins national side as fielding coach till the end of 2019

Former wicketkeeper Brad Haddin joins Australian team support staff as fielding coach until the end of 2019. Haddin says he wants to replicate the standards set by Ponting and Symonds.

AFP, August 10, 2017

Sydney: Former Test wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has joined the Australian team support staff as fielding coach until the end of 2019, Cricket Australia said Thursday.

File image of Brad Haddin. AFP

File image of Australia's Brad Haddin. AFP

Haddin replaces former Australia batsman Greg Blewett, who has taken up a position with the South Australian Cricket Association.

Haddin, 39, has coached the Australia A side and was an assistant coach during Australia's tour of New Zealand earlier this year.

He also had a stint with Islamabad in the Pakistan Premier League.

His first assignment will be Australia's two-Test tour to Bangladesh later this month.

"I grew up in an era of players like Andrew Symonds and Ricky Ponting who gave Australian cricket a real identity in the standards of world-class fielding," Haddin said in a statement.

"I want to hold this group accountable to that kind of standard and I believe we have the talent to do that and I am looking forward to the challenge."

Haddin played 66 Tests, taking 262 catches, and playing 126 one-day internationals, and 34 T20 Internationals for Australia before retiring in 2015.

Updated Date: Aug 10, 2017





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