Brad Haddin vows to help win back Ashes

Haddin was recalled as vice-captain after Shane Watson stood down from the role over the weekend to concentrate on his batting and bowling after his controversial axing on disciplinary grounds in India.

updated: April 24, 2013 14:21 IST
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Sydney: Veteran Brad Haddin said on Wednesday that he never doubted he would play Test cricket again and vowed to help instil the team spirit needed for Australia to win the Ashes series against arch-rivals England.

The 35-year-old has played only one Test since January 2012 but now finds himself vice-captain to Michael Clarke and the preferred wicketkeeper in a team humbled by India 4-0 in March.

Selectors hope his presence will help bring some authority to a side dogged by in-fighting and poor discipline during the India tour. Haddin said he was ready to step up to the challenge.

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