SYDNEY – Australian wicketkeeper batsman Brad Haddin has announced his retirement from one-day internationals, Cricket Australia said on Sunday.
Haddin made the announcement ahead of his departure for Australia´s Test tours of the West Indies and the United Kingdom.
Haddin, 37, has played in 126-match one-day internationals in a career that began against Zimbabwe at Hobart in January 2001 and ended in Australia´s ICC Cricket World Cup final victory over New Zealand in Melbourne in March this year.
Throughout his one-day international career Haddin claimed 170 catches and 11 stumpings, leaving him with the third most dismissals for a wicketkeeper in Australia behind Adam Gilchrist and Ian Healy. Haddin scored 3,122 runs at an average of 31.53 with a top score of 110.
“I leave the team with Australia ranked number one in the world and I am proud of everything we have achieved.” Haddin said.
Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said: “Australian cricket congratulates Brad on a fine one-day international career. He leaves big shoes to fill as a talented player and important senior figure within the team.”