Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin has today announced that he will become the 11th member of the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues to join the Sydney Sixers.
Haddin is the second major Australian signing of the week, after the Sixers secured the services of Shane Watson on Tuesday.
Haddin, will be a major acquisition for the Sixers, with his top order hitting, complementing his superb wicket-keeping abilities.
He is already a veteran of twenty three T20 Internationals for Australia, in addition to thirty six T20 domestic matches. This year he represented the Kolkata Knight Riders, in the Indian Premier League.
Sixers General Manager Stuart Clark was very keen to get Haddin on board: “Brad is a quality player and someone who will play a big part in our squad as a senior player. He brings a competitive edge and a winners outlook to our group of players, as well as dangerous hitting ability at the top of the order. I think he is a great fit for the Sixers”.
Haddin was equally as enthusiastic: “I have known Stuart a long time and I think that he has assembled a very talented squad. I look forward to being part of that group of players and helping to develop a winning culture. With the freshness of the competition and the high level of interest I think it will generate, I can’t wait to be part of what I think will be a strong team”.
The full squad so far is: Steve Smith, Moises Henriques, Ben Rohrer, Peter Nevill, Mitchell Starc, Ed Cowan, Nic Maddinson, Brett Lee, Patrick Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Shane Watson, Brad Haddin.