A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Brad Haddin knows his chances of playing in South Africa series are slim

Haddin realises his time may be up

Veteran Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has admitted that it is highly unlikely he will be picked ahead of Matthew Wade for the upcoming Test series against South Africa in November.

Haddin has not represented Australia since he pulled out of the West Indies series in April at the last moment after finding out that his daughter Mia had been diagnosed with cancer.

Since taking over for Haddin in the West Indies series, Wade has never looked back and continued to impress selectors for these past few months.

Haddin noted that he did not want the national selectors giving the decision over whether to pick Wade or himself any special considerations, and added that whoever they thought would be the best man for the job should get selected.

The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Haddin as saying: “From my point of view, I hope that would never come into it, I’ve had a six-month break away from the game, and haven’t played that much cricket to be perfectly honest, so you wouldn’t have to be Einstein to work out that they’re not going to go my way, but my cricket, I think, is not done, I’ve been able to find the form that I needed to to get back to playing cricket, which is pretty rewarding after the break, so all that stuff will take care of itself in the long term so I’m not too worried about it at the moment.”

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