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Clarke, Ponting in Test team for West Indies

Captain Michael Clarke and former skipper Ricky Ponting have been included in Australia's 16-man squad for the three-Test tour in the Caribbean next month despite their recent setbacks in the limited-overs format.

cricket Updated: Mar 14, 2012 09:03 IST

Captain Michael Clarke and former skipper Ricky Ponting have been included in Australia's 16-man squad for the three-Test tour in the Caribbean next month despite their recent setbacks in the limited-overs format.

Clarke is expected to have recovered from a left hamstring injury that ruled him out of the ODI portion of the West Indies tour. The 37-year-old Ponting, dropped last month from the ODI squad, has been retained in the Test lineup after a prolific recent series against India.

Shane Watson, also returning to the Test team from calf and hamstring injuries over the past three months, was among the squad that included five fast bowlers, two spinners and two wicketkeepers for the series starting April 7 at Bridgetown, Barbados.