'Out of favour' Haddin admits hopes of Australia Test recall appear 'slender'

Sydney, Oct 25(ANI): Australia wicket keeper Brad Haddin has conceded that his hopes of a recall in the Test team for the first Test match against South Africa at The Gabba are seemingly slim, and added that the fact he vacated his place in the Test side for personal reasons, should not be a factor at the selection table.

Haddin flew home from the Caribbean before April's Test series against the West Indies to be by the side of his ill daughter Mia, and in his place, his replacement Mathew Wade impressed.

Haddin was adamant last night he did not want to be given special consideration.

"From my point of view, I hope that would never come into it," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Haddin, as saying.

"I've had a six-month break away from the game, and haven't played that much cricket to be perfectly honest, so you wouldn't have to be Einstein to work out that they're not going to go my way, but my cricket, I think, is not done," he added.

"I've been able to find the form that I needed to to get back to playing cricket, which is pretty rewarding after the break, so all that stuff will take care of itself in the long term so I'm not too worried about it at the moment," he said. (ANI)