Veteran wicketkeeper Brad Haddin was recalled to the Australia squad on Wednesday as vice-captain for the upcoming Ashes tour to England as selectors opted for experience against their fiercest rivals.

Haddin, 35, who has played only one Test since January 2012, replaces Shane Watson as Michael Clarke's deputy in a 16-man squad for the five-Test series starting in July at Trent Bridge.
 
Australia, who dominated England for so long in the Ashes but have lost three out of the past four contests, are ranked fourth in the world after a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of India last month.
 
Cricket chiefs have targeted a return to the number one ranking but the retirements of modern-day great Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey, until lately a stalwart of the batting line-up, have left the team struggling in key areas.
 
Chris Rogers, 35, has also been recalled, with chief selector John Inverarity admitting experience was an important factor in the absence of Ponting and Hussey.
 
Watson is in the squad but stood down from his role as vice-captain over the weekend to concentrate on his batting and bowling following his controversial axing in India for disciplinary reasons.