Brad Haddin retires from international T20s to focus on Tests

Brad Haddin scored 342 runs in 25 Twenty20 internationals for Australia Getty Images

Sydney: Sep 22, 2011

Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin called time on his international Twenty20 career to focus on one-day and Test cricket. Haddin played 25 times for Australia in Twenty20s — the last time against Sri Lanka in Kandy during the early stages of the current tour.

He said a number of factors contributed to his decision. “I thoroughly enjoy Twenty20 cricket and have taken great pride from playing all three forms of the game for Australia,” he said.

“However, I feel the time is now right for me to concentrate on Test and one-day cricket. “This decision has been made to prolong my effectiveness in these formats and provide me further time to prepare for the demands of one-day and Test cricket.” (AFP)