Melbourne, Jan 11: Michael Clarke, who is recovering from hamstring surgery, was Sunday med to skipper Australia in the World Cup starting on Feb 14.
Australia will have the option of replacing the 33–year–old Clarke before or during the tourment if he is not able to return from injury in time. “Captain Michael Clarke will lead our World Cup campaign should he recover from his injury. He is one of the world’s best batsmen and we want to give him every chance to prove his fitness for a tourment as important as this one,” tiol selector Rod Marsh said in a release.
Australian squad: Michael Clarke (Captain), George Bailey (vice–captain), David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Brad Haddin, James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Xavier Doherty. IANS