Darren Lehmann criticises Brad Haddin's World T20 performances

Australia coach Darren Lehmann says that wicket-keeper Brad Haddin's performances at the T20 World Cup have been poor.

Australia coach Darren Lehmann has said that wicket-keeper Brad Haddin's performances at the T20 World Cup have been poor.

Haddin enjoyed outstanding Test series against England and South Africa earlier this year, but he has failed to continue that fine form in Bangladesh.

He missed a regulation stumping chance to dismiss Chris Gayle on 26 in Friday's narrow defeat to the West Indies.

Gayle went on to make 53 as his side recorded a six-wicket victory that all but dumped Australia, who lost to Pakistan in their opening match, out of the tournament.

"His keeping has been poor. That's okay, he won't mind me saying that," Lehmann told reporters. "He's honest enough for that. He's been fantastic over a long period of time for us.

"He took a great catch [to dismiss Marlon Samuels] and missed a couple of opportunities.

"At the end of the day he's been exceptional for us. He'd be disappointed in his own form in these two games. That's not hiding away from the truth."

Australia play tournament favourites India later today, before completing their Super 10 campaign with a match against hosts Bangladesh on Tuesday.

West Indies batsman Darren Sammy celebrates a quick half century during the first One Day International match bewteen West Indies and England at the Sir Vivian Richard Stadium in St John's, February 28, 2014
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