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Haddin likely to replace Gilly


Brad Haddin is looming as the favourite to replace Adam Gilchrist as Australia’s next wicketkeeper following his shock announcement that he will retire at the end of the summer.

Australia�s selectors will not have to pick a successor until Gilchrist hangs up his gloves in March but Haddin is almost certain to get the job.Although he has yet to play a Test, Haddin has been serving as Gilchrist’s understudy for nearly seven years and is a dashing wicketkeeper-batsman with a similar approach to the game.

Haddin has played 26 One-day Internationals and was a member of the Australian squad that won the World Cup in the West Indies last year. Former Australian wicketkeepers Ian Healy and Steve Rixon said he was the obvious replacement.

�We are very lucky with wicketkeeping, we have got as close to Gilly as there is in Brad Haddin,� Healy told the Nine Network on Sunday. �Haddin is the closest in world cricket to being able to emulate Gilchrist.�

Rixon, who has coached Haddin at New South Wales, told the Sun-Herald newspaper the 30-year-old was ready to make the transition to Test level.�The Test side will not lose a thing with Brad there, he�s still young enough and certainly has the skills and the right attitude,� Rixon said.

Gilchrist plans to step down from Test cricket after the fourth Test against India ends on Monday but will play in the one-day series against India and Sri Lanka starting next month. Australia�s next scheduled tour is to Pakistan in March and April, although that remains in doubt because of security fears, followed by a trip to West Indies in May and July.

Source:Cricket News

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