Brad Haddin could be squeezed out of Australia's Test side if Matthew Wade has an outstanding limited-overs campaign in the West Indies next month, according to the national selector John Inverarity. However, Inverarity said for the time being Haddin remained Australia's first-choice Test wicketkeeper after an encouraging finish to the recent series against India.
Wade and Haddin have both been named in the squad for Australia's five ODIs in the Caribbean and they will both be part of the group that stays on for the three Tests that follow, although that squad is yet to be confirmed. Wade has overtaken Haddin as Australia's preferred one-day gloveman thanks to his impressive form in the tri-series and he is also the incumbent in T20s.
That gives Wade seven matches in the West Indies, where Haddin will be the backup one-day wicketkeeper, before the longer version begins. Australia's first Test begins in Barbados on April 7 and Inverarity did not rule out the possibility that Wade could have jumped ahead of Haddin in all forms of the game by then.