Brad Haddin named vice-captain in Australia Ashes squad

Newly appointed Australian test cricket vice captain Brad Haddin during the Ashes squad announcement on April 24, 2013
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Australia name Brad Haddin as their vice-captain for their Ashes series with England.

Australia have revealed that Brad Haddin will be their vice-captain for their Ashes series with England this summer.

The 35-year-old replaces Shane Watson, who relinquished the role earlier this month following their series whitewash by India.

Both players have made the 16-man party for the series, which also includes the uncapped bowler James Faulkner, meaning that Mitchell Johnson misses out on a place in the squad.

Michael Clarke captains a squad of which only five of the 16 players listed have previously played an Ashes Test in England.

Australia Ashes squad: Michael Clarke (captain), Brad Haddin (vice-captain), Jackson Bird, Ed Cowan, James Faulkner, Ryan Harris, Phil Hughes, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, James Pattinson, Chris Rogers, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Shane Watson.

Australia's Mitchell Starc celebrates taking the wick of West Indies player Jason Holder during their team's one day international on February 1, 2013
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