Brad Haddin completes 50 Tests for Australia

Brad Haddin made his Test debut for Australia in May 2008 against West Indies © Getty Images

Nov 21, 2013

Australia’s wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin on Thursday completed 50 Tests of his career, when his side took on England in the first Ashes 2013-14 Test match at the Gabba in Brisbane.

Haddin, who made his Test debut in May 2008 against the West Indies, has so far taken 193 catches and five stumpings, Cricket NSW informed.

As a batsman, Haddin has scored 2,514 runs at an average of 33.97. Haddin has three centuries and 12 half-centuries to his name.

Ahead of the first Test, Haddin launched a scathing attack on former Australia coach Mickey Arthur, saying that the South African was ‘very insecure’ during his tenure.

“[Mickey] was very, very insecure and that came across in a lot of our selections and our plays, I think, to be perfectly honest,” Haddin was quoted as saying by AFP.

“I think [the brand of cricket we want to play] got lost in the period that Mickey had a hold of us. I don’t think he understood and was secure enough in himself to get us to where we needed to go,” he said.