Ashes 2013: Brad Haddin recalled as Australia opt for experience

Chris Rogers returns, five years after his only Test against India while James Faulkner too makes the cut. Brad Haddin in the wicket-keeper and the vice-captain but Matthew Wade could play as a specialist batsman.

updated: April 24, 2013 12:28 IST
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Sydney: Veteran wicketkeeper Brad Haddin was recalled to the Australia squad Wednesday as vice-captain for the upcoming Ashes tour to England as selectors opted for experience against their fiercest rivals.

Haddin, 35, who has played only one Test since January 2012, replaces Shane Watson as Michael Clarke's deputy in a 16-man squad for the five-Test series starting in July at Trent Bridge.

Australia, who dominated England for so long in the Ashes but have lost three out of the past four contests, are ranked fourth in the world after a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of India last month.

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