15 Feb 2012

Waugh confused by treatment of Haddin

10:24 am on 15 February 2012

Former captain Steve Waugh has criticised the Australian cricket selectors for making Ricky Ponting captain for Friday's one-dayer and their handling of Brad Haddin, who returns to Sheffield Shield this week.

Haddin was again omitted from the ODI squad for the matches against Sri Lanka on Friday and India next Sunday and will instead play for New South Wales against Western Australia in the Shield match which begins on Friday.

Waugh, a former NSW and ODI team-mate of Haddin, suggests the National Selection Panel has hid behind the excuse of 'resting' the wicketkeeper.

Shane Watson will also play in New South Wales' Sheffield Shield team to play WA, as he continues his recovery from the calf injury that has kept him from national selection so far this summer.