Brad Haddin

Bradley James Haddin (born 23 October 1977 in Cowra, New South Wales) is an Australian cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper.
Haddin was selected in the first ever Mercantile Mutual Cup season of 1997–98 for the Australian Capital Territory. He has produced several memorable batting innings, including a top score of 133 against Victoria.
He became a replacement for Adam Gilchrist on several occasions, following Gilchrist's suffering of a hip injury. In September 2003, he replaced Simon Katich as captain of the New South Wales Blues, while Katich was on international duty, and he since been acting-captain on numerous occasions. He has also captained Australia A.
On 18 September 2006, playing against West Indies at Kuala Lumpur in the DLF Cup, Haddin and Australian captain Mike Hussey put on 165, which at that time was a world-record stand for the sixth wicket in ODIs.[1]
Haddin became Australia's first choice wicket keeper after Adam Gilchrist's retirement. Haddin has since scored his first Testcentury in the second test against New Zealand in the 2008–09 season.
Haddin was involved in a controversy relating to the dismissal ofNeil Broom in an ODI in Perth in February 2009. Broom was given out bowled but replays appeared to suggest that Haddin's gloves had disturbed the bails. New Zealand captain Daniel Vettoriexpressed his dissatisfaction with Haddin's actions in not calling Broom back to the wicket. His comment led to an angry retort from Australian captain Ricky Ponting. Ponting defended his team mate saying that Haddin was convinced the ball hit the stumps.[2]
Haddin broke his finger during the warm-up of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston on 30 July 2009, resulting in his replacementGraham Manou making his Test debut.