Wicket-keeper Brad Haddin has become the fifth casualty from Australia's Ashes squad after confirming his international retirement with immediate effect.
The 37-year-old joins Ryan Harris, Michael Clarke, Chris Rogers and Shane Watson in calling time on their Test careers after the 3-2 series defeat to England which saw them relinquish the urn.
Haddin played in 66 Tests between 2008 and 2015, scoring 3,266 runs at an average of 32.98, with his final appearance coming against England in the first Ashes Test of the summer in Cardiff. The New South Wales-born gloveman was omitted for the second game at Lord's due to personal reasons and replaced by Peter Nevill, but failed to reclaim his place before returning home in August.
With the gloves, Haddin's career in the longest form of the game ends with him fourth on the all-time dismissals list on 270 behind Adam Gilchrist, Ian Healy and Rod Marsh; testament to his impact for his country during seven years of service. His Test career highlight came in the 2013/14 Ashes series, where as vice-captain Australia reclaiming the urn from England with a 5-0 whitewash.
"Brad was a vital player during an important period in Australian cricket," Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said. "His tenacity with bat and gloves was matched with an unflinching will to win which made him the foundation of a changing team.
"Brad's strong performances and positive influence on the team were all the more remarkable given he was dealing with the serious illness suffered by his daughter Mia. He showed true leadership at the most difficult of times and proved a loyal deputy to Michael Clarke when appointed vice-captain from the 2013 Ashes series. Brad can be enormously proud of his contribution to Australian cricket on and off the field."
Though Haddin has brought an end to his 14-year international career, having retired from one-day cricket after the World Cup, he will play for the Sydney Sixers during the Big Bash League in the upcoming Australia summer. Haddin will not return to state cricket however with NSW Blues.