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Brad Haddin’s position in Australia Test team is safe: Ian Healy

Former Australian wicketkeeper Ian Healy feels Brad Haddin’s experience is invaluable and his position in the side is safe.

The 50-year-old Healy lauded Haddin’s leadership on Friday and said his position in Australia’s Test side is his for as long as he wants it.

The 37-year-old Haddin has previously hinted that the 2015 Ashes could signal the end of his career, saying last month that a third Ashes tour is “as big a carrot as you can have put in front of you.”

But the series against England is still over six months away and Haddin’s form is already under the microscope after another low score on the third day of the second Test against India in Brisbane.

The vice-captain was caught at short-leg for six in the morning session, dropping his average from seven matches since the end of last summer to 9.10, with a highest score in that period of 22.

It’s a dramatic letdown from the high of the keeper-batsman’s Ashes heroics 12 months ago; Haddin scored 493 runs and averaged over 60 against England last season, including five fifties and a century.

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