Originally Posted by aussie
Well i would say may be by then end of 2007, Australia will no longer have the services of the great adam gilchrist & as with warne & mcgrath filling his shoes will be though. But Australia have 3 pretty talented young keepers coming through in Hartley, Ronchi & Crosthwaite with Haddin around the mix.
For the 3 youngers mainly it will be interesting & exciting to see which one of them will take over from Gilly in the long term when Gilly does hang up his boots. It seems as if Hartley has the edge presently (some claims are that he is the best glovesman in australia presently behind Gilly & his batting for QSL this season has been solid) so good signs. But for me personally when Gilchrist does retire i wouldn't mind Haddin being 1st choice for a while then one of these 3 taking over, because the idea of one of these jumping into the box seat right away seems a little iffy...
I would have thought that a good sign as to which 'keeper the selectors will choose after Gilly retires would have been who they selected for the matches when Gilchrist was rested...ie Haddin....