Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Haddin's Got It Right Says Ricky

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Haddin's Got It Right Says Ricky

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Byline: ED JACKSON of AAP

BRAD Haddin's own comments on his omission from Australia's one-day side show he knows where he stands with national selectors, Ricky Ponting says.

When Haddin was originally dropped from the team for Australia's first three one-day matches this summer, selectors said they were resting him, but he was again left out when a 14-man squad was named earlier this week for today and Sunday's games.

Last month on a Sydney radio station, the 34-year-old's response to his original axing was: C[pounds sterling]Any time you're out of the Australian cricket team I think you're dropped.C[yen]

His second omission, which came without a public explanation, appeared to back up his claim he had been dropped.

The situation prompted all-rounder Shane Watson to urge selectors to make it clear to Haddin what his status was, but Ponting said yesterday that those original comments by Haddin showed he knew where he stood and that no explanation was necessary. …

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