Melbourne, March 11: Wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin could replace Matthew Wade in the Australia squad in the upcoming third Test match at Mohali against India.
Cricket Australia (CA) announced that Wade’s scans have confirmed a sprained right ankle. Given the uncertainty of Wade’s availability, Haddin will fly from Australia to Mohali Monday to join the squad.
Australian team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said: “Matt has a complex ankle injury which has been confirmed by the scans and at this stage is in doubt for the third Test starting on Thursday. A final decision on whether he will be available for the third Test will be made closer to the match.”
India currently lead the four-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2-0 with the next two matches to be played at Mohali (March 14-18) and New Delhi (March 22-26).