Aussie keeper Haddin to miss final Ashes Test

London, Aug 12 (IANS) Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin will not feature in the final Ashes Test against England here at The Oval cricket ground from August 20 after he returned home for family reasons.

The 37-year-old played in the first Test at Cardiff which Australia lost, but then missed the second match for personal reasons and was replaced by Peter Neville, who since then has played the third Test too, reports on Wednesday.

Australia has already lost the series 1-3.

However, Cricket Australia has yet to announce Haddin’s replacement in the Test squad.

Wicketkeeper Matthew Wade has replaced the veteran glovesman in the squad for the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series and the lone T20 International in England to be played after the Ashes.

The 27-year-old, Wade, who has been playing on Australia A’s ongoing tour of India, could also come into the Test squad as a replacement for Haddin, who hung up his boots from the ODI format after Australia triumph in the World Cup in March.

England regained the Ashes series by taking an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series with victory at Trent Bridge cricket ground last week.

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