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Brad Haddin named skipper of the Prime Minister’s XI

Brad Haddin named skipper of the Prime Minister's XI

This is Brad Haddin’s fourth appearance for the Prime Minister’s XI © Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

 

Canberra:Jan 18, 2012

 

Australian wicket keeper Brad Haddin will be leading the Prime Minister’s XI against Sri Lanka in February.

 

The Australian Test wicket keeper moved to Queanbyean in 1989. He later played for Queanbeyan Junior Cricket Association when he was 15-years old.

 

Haddin joined the Australian National University (ANU) Grade Cricket Club when he was 16-years old. He continued playing for them before shifting to Canberra Comets where he had played for two years.

 

“As a cricketer growing up in Canberra without the exposure to first-class cricket, the PM’s XI match was the one game I always looked forward to and always wanted to tick off as a player. To be named captain is an honour,” Haddin said.

“I’m also excited about playing with Dean Solway, whose family was a strong supporter of mine while I played cricket in Canberra. Dean’s father has been a big influence on my career so it will be nice to walk on to the field with Dean and share this experience with the family.”

 

Haddin’s first appearance for PM XI was against India in 1999-00 followed by tour matches against NZ in 2000-01 and England in 2002-03.

 
“The team selected has some good form behind it and I hope to be able to get a win on the board. Having players like Nathan Lyon, Mitch Marsh and Adam Voges who all have international experience will go a long way to helping our chances too.”

 
“It’s also important for players to put their name in front of the selectors and give themseles every opportunity to press for a place in the Australian side,” he was quoted in bcci.tv.

 

This will be Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s second appearance as the ‘chief selector’ at the match which will be played at Manuka Oval. Last year Australia were defeated by England.

 

“Canberra has had a busy summer of cricket already and I am looking forward to seeing yet another international team visit Manuka Oval for the PMs XI,” the Prime Minister said.

“I am thrilled to have a local in Brad Haddin captaining the team.

 
The PM’s XI has proven to be the breeding ground for many of our current Test stars and I hope we might be able to add to the rise of James Pattinson from last year’s match.”

 

John Inverarity, National Selection Panel Chief said, “The PM’s XI game is a special fixture in the Australian cricket calendar. It provides a unique opportunity for many of the country’s most talented and promising youngsters to showcase their skills on the international stage.

 
Brad Haddin as captain and Nathan Lyon are two of our Test players who will be returning to Canberra. Local fans will be especially keen to watch and catch up with them.
 
“Peter Forrest has been in very good form this season and has been named as vice-captain. Ben Cutting who was 12th man in the first Test match of the summer is returning from injury and will be keen to make his mark.”

 

The match will see the return of former Australian Team Manager Former Australian to officiate duties.

 

Prime Minister’s XI squad: Brad Haddin (c &wk), Peter Forrest (vc), Wes Robinson, Mitchell Marsh, Adam Voges, Kurtis Patterson, Dean Solway, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Cutting, Michael Nesser, Nathan Lyon, Aaron Ayre (12th man).     

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