Brad Haddin eyes World Cup 2015 spot

Brad Haddin has pouched 25 catches in the ongoing Ashes series so far © Getty Images

Aug 19, 2013

Australia‘s Test wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has set his sights on the next edition of the 50-over World Cup to be played in 2015.

“I think I’ve still got a lot of cricket left in me [from] now to the 2015 World Cup. So I’m keen to play there,” Haddin said, as reported by the Sydney Morning Herald.

“I feel comfortable with where my keeping is at, it’s felt especially good the last couple of games,” he said. “It wasn’t where I wanted it to be after Lord’s but its back to the rhythm that I’ve been keeping for the last few years.

Despite Australia’s poor showing in the current Ashes series, Haddin has had a good time behind the stumps. With 25 catches, he is only three away from equalling the all-time record in a series of 28 catches by legendary stumper Rod Marsh, who also happens to be Australia’s current tour selector.

Haddin, however, played down the prospect of entering record books and said that the focus will be on getting a win under their belt before heading back.

“But all of that [the record] is irrelevant. We’ve just got to find some runs out of all of us, me included, and we’ve got to find a way to win. We’ve got ourselves into positions to win, we just haven’t won the big moments and that’s why we’re down 3-0.”