Australia endured a miserable tour of India both on and off the field when a demoralising 4-0 series defeat was accompanied by dissension behind the scenes.
The quartet of Shane Watson, Mitchell Johnson, James Pattinson and Usman Khawaja were suspended for the third Test after failing to make a presentation as to how the team could improve. Haddin told Fox News: "We've picked 16 guys now who are going to go over there and we've got one thing in mind which is to come together as a team and win."
Watson subsequently flew home to be with his heavily pregnant wife while coach Mickey Arthur revealed there had been other ongoing issues that needed addressing as well, including being late for meetings and back-chat.
Just four days ago Watson quit his role to be replaced by Haddin, whose poor form last year had seen him dropped from the team although it is unclear whether he will replace Matthew Wade as wicketkeeper.
It is an inexperienced squad and, with the recent instability, things do not bode well for the tourists with Haddin recognising the need for the team to come together.
Haddin added: "I know if I am playing at the best of my ability I am the number one in my position.
"From that point of view it has been an exciting day today: there is nothing more exciting in this game of cricket than being involved in an Ashes campaign.
"It's an honour and privilege to have the VC next to your name but we are not going to win this by ourselves.
"We need everyone going in the same direction and come together as a team and that is as simple as it is going to get, and the result in that is we will win the Ashes."
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