Waugh considers Haddin to be one of the top six batmen in the Test squad
Former Australia captain Steve Waugh has announced that veteran wicketkeeper batsman Brad Haddin still has the a future in the country’s Test team despite rumours that Matthew Wade will be selected over him for the upcoming Test series against South Africa.
Waugh believes that even if Wade is chosen as the wicketkeeper of team, Haddin still has the ability to make the cut since he is an excellent batsman.
Wade has made a name for himself ever since he replaced Haddin in the Test squad during the West Indies series in April, when Haddin returned home at the last minute due to his daughter being diagnosed with cancer.
Wade scored 106 in the final Test against the West Indies and still looks to be the favourite in the battle against Haddin.
“I think Haddin deserves another crack. He’s been a great cricketer for Australia. He’s got that attitude, that fighting spirit and he’s always done the job, Matthew Wade came in and did an outstanding job. So if Wade’s the ‘keeper I don’t see why Haddin can’t play purely as a batsman. I think he’s one of the top six batsmen in Australia anyway,” Waugh said.