3 Sep 2009

Haddin to miss Champions Trophy

6:04 pm on 3 September 2009

Wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has been officially ruled out of Australia's Champions Trophy title defence in South Africa later this month because of a broken finger.

He's had surgery on the ring finger of his left hand after returning home from Australia's unsuccessful Ashes tour.

Haddin says he's disappointed to miss the series but at least the surgery has been a success and he's aiming to be available for selection for next month's one-day series in India.

Australia's asked the International Cricket Council to allow Tasmania's Tim Paine to replace Haddin in their 15-man squad for the Champions Trophy.