Test wicketkeeper Brad Haddin says he has been dropped from Australia’s one-day squad due to poor form, rather than being rested.
Haddin told Sky Sports Radio that he was dropped and may never get his spot back.
Haddin said if Wade takes his chance in the opening matches of the ODI series against India and Sri Lanka starting on Sunday, he could be kept out of the team for good.
“I think any time you’re out of the Australian cricket team I think you’re dropped,” Haddin said.
“You give another guy an opportunity to take your spot and you’ve got to look if they do well, you could find it hard to get back in the team.
“But that’s the way it’s and I’ve just got to deal with that and make sure I’m ready to play.”
Haddin has been replaced by the Victorian gloveman Matthew Wade, with chairman of selectors John Inverarity saying he is being resting after a heavy Test schedule.
“Brad Haddin has come off a heavy program of Test cricket – the workload for a wicketkeeper/batsman is rigorous and resting him for the start of the series will refresh him for coming international commitments while also giving us a chance to look at Matt Wade at this level”, said John Inverarity.
Wade will also play in the two Twenty20 internationals against India this week in Sydney and Melbourne.
Haddin will captain the Prime Minister’s XI against Sri Lanka in Canberra on February 3.
“If you give your spot up and someone does well you’ve got no right just to walk straight back in,” Haddin said.
“I’m actually looking forward to the PM’s game, for someone from Canberra it’s a great opportunity to get back and captain that side.
“It’s what it is at the moment. I’ve just got to make sure the next time I get an opportunity again I’m ready to go and I know I will be.”