Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin was ruled out of this month’s ICC Champions Trophy in South Africa as he continues to recover from a finger surgery he underwent last week.
Accordingly, Cricket Australia (CA) has requested the International Cricket Council to allow Tasmanian wicketkeeper Tim Paine to replace Haddin in the 15-man Champions Trophy squad.
Haddin had successful surgery on the ring finger of his left-hand on his return from England Thursday after breaking the finger prior to the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.
“After discussion with Brad’s surgeon and the Cricket Australia medical staff, it is clear Brad will not have recovered sufficiently for him to be considered for any part of the ICC Champions Trophy in South Africa,” CA doctor Trefor James said.
“While the surgery was a success and there have been no complications, the timeframe for recovery is not sufficient and therefore he can not be considered for selection,” he explained.