Fit-again Clarke returns to Aussie squad for WI series
A fit-again Michael Clarke returned to Australia's 12-member squad as its vice-captain for the first cricket Test against the West Indies starting November 26 in Brisbane.cricket Updated: Nov 19, 2009 10:26 IST
A fit-again Michael Clarke on Thursday returned to Australia's 12-member squad as its vice-captain for the first cricket Test against the West Indies starting November 26 in Brisbane.
Clarke was nursing a back injury, which had kept him out of the one-day series against India. Australia, battling through a massive injury crisis, won the seven-match series 4-2 earlier this month.
Except for Doug Bollinger replacing Stuart Clark, Australian selectors have not made any changes to the squad, which lost the Ashes to England a few months ago.
Regular wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has recovered from his finger injury that he picked up during the Ashes to make the cut for the series opener against the Caribbeans.
"The squad includes only one change from the side which played the last Test of the Ashes series in England. Doug Bollinger comes in for Stuart Clark," Australia's National Selection Panel (NSP) Chairman Andrew Hilditch said.