18 May 2015

Brad Haddin retires from ODI cricket

8:06 am on 18 May 2015

Australia's Brad Haddin has announced his retirement from one-day international cricket.

Brad Haddin celebrates a wicket against New Zealand in the World Cup final.

Brad Haddin Photo: Photosport

The wicket-keeper batsman made the announcement as he prepares to fly out for Australia's test tour of the West Indies and the Ashes series in Britain this morning.

It brings to a close Haddin's 126-match ODI career that began against Zimbabwe at Hobart in January 2001 and culminated in Australia's ICC Cricket World Cup victory over New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in March this year.

Throughout his one-day international career Haddin claimed 170 catches and 11 stumpings, leaving him with the third most dismissals for a wicket-keeper in Australia behind Adam Gilchrist and Ian Healy.

With the bat he scored 3122 runs at an average of 31.53 with a top score of 110.

Haddin says he's been fortunate enough to be involved in three Cricket World Cups and now is the right time to walk away.

"Not many players get to write a script like mine at the end of their careers and I have been lucky enough to do just that after winning a World Cup on home soil.

"I leave the team with Australian ranked number-one in the world and I am proud of everything we have achieved."

The Cricket Australia Chief Executive Officer James Sutherland congratulated Haddin on a fine ODI career.

"Throughout the years he well and truly maintained Australia's proud tradition of outstanding wicket-keeper batsmen in limited overs cricket. He leaves big shoes to fill as a talented player and important senior figure within the team.

"We thank him for his wonderful contribution to one-day cricket and look forward to his continued performances at Test level as the team works hard to retain the Frank Worrell Trophy and the Ashes."