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Haddin ruled out of ODI series, in doubt for tests

November 14, 2014

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Brad Haddin has been ruled out of Australia’s limited-overs international series against South Africa due to a shoulder injury, which has put him in doubt for the four-test series against India.

The 37-year-old wicketkeeper hurt his shoulder during the recent 2-0 test series loss to Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. Medical scans cleared him of a fracture, but the shoulder was badly bruised.

Matthew Wade replaced him for the first two ODIs of the series against South Africa, which started Friday in Perth, and is likely to stay with the squad.

Australia coach Darren Lehmann earlier said vice-captain Haddin would need to prove his fitness ahead of the test series against India, which starts Dec. 4 at Brisbane. India will be missing wicketkeeper-captain M.S. Donhi for the Brisbane test.

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