This was originally a post in the "Haddin a Bolter" thread, and while it is a question prompted by Haddin's possible inclusion in the Aussie ODI team, I think its a separate topic I'd be interested to hear people's thoughts on.
Can anyone with any keeping experience comment on how difficult it is to make the transition from keeper to slip fieldsmen. On one hand I imagine its quite hard because presumably you'd have to watch different things, and have a different set of techniques, but on the other, if you're a first-class keeper you've presumably got good reflexes, hand-eye coordination and great catching hands.
In the case of Haddin coming into the Australian team we could sure use a decent specialist slipsman at the moment, so Ponting and Clarke could be out in front of the stumps more of the time... I haven't seen Sri Lanka play recently, but where does Sangga field now?