Bradley James Haddin (born October 23, 1977 in Cowra, New South Wales, Australia) is a former Australian cricketer. He was a wicketkeeper-batsman who represented Australia in all three formats of international cricket (right-handed bat).
He was a part of the Australian team that won the 2015 International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup.
Haddin began his professional cricket career in 1993 with the ACT Comets. He made his debut for the New South Wales Blues in the 1999-00 season.
In the 2010 Indian Premier League, Haddin was a member of the Chennai Super Kings team, but he did not make the starting eleven. In 2011, the Kolkata Knight Riders purchased him.
In the Big Bash League, he was a member of the Sydney Sixers. Haddin played for Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League.
Haddin made his international debut against Zimbabwe in a one-day international in Hobart on 30 January 2001. While holding the wickets, he scored 13 runs and stumped one batter.
In May 2008, he made his Test debut against the West Indies in Kingston. Haddin had a solid debut in the longest version of the game, scoring 34 runs and taking six catches behind the stumps.
Rise to glory
Haddin’s purple patch began during the 2010-11 Ashes series, when he scored 136 in the Gabba’s first Test. He hit 360 home runs in the season, averaging 45 runs per game.
In the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, he led India to success in the subcontinent. In the game, he hit 332 balls for a 55.33 average.
Haddin was unpredictable, and he was dropped from the national team on many occasions. He didn’t have many chances in his early career because Adam Gilchrist was Australia’s best wicket-keeper.
Stats and Records
Haddin scored 3266 runs at an average of 33 in 66 Test matches, taking 262 catches and 8 stumpings behind the wicket.
Haddin became just the second wicket-keeper to reach five half-centuries in a Test series during the 2013-14 Ashes series. In this series, he scored 493 runs, shattering the record for most runs by an Australian wicket-keeper in a series.
With 29 dismissals, he set a new record for the most dismissals by a wicket-keeper in a Test match.
In September 2011, he left T20 International to concentrate on ODIs and Tests. After the 2015 Cricket World Cup, he retired from ODI cricket in May 2015.
In September 2015, he retired from cricket after being dropped from the Test squad.