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Michael Clarke expected to play Sheffield Shield

Michael Clarke is aiming to have be fit to play the second round of the Sheffield Shield matches

Michael Clarke expected to play Sheffield Shield - Cricket News
Michael Clarke was ruled out of Australia's tour of India due to the same back problem.

Cricket Australia (CA) today provides the following update on Michael Clarke’s rehabilitation from a back injury.

Commenting on Clarke’s progress Australia team Physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said:

“Michael is progressing well and recently recommenced batting in the nets. At this stage we are aiming to have him fit to play the second round of the Sheffield Shield, but we have not ruled out the possibility of him playing the first round of the Shield season if he makes better than expected progress. We’ll continue to monitor him closely,” Kountouris said.

Clarke who has been continuously struggling with back problems, and had complained of it after the fifth ODI between England and Australia in Southampton last month at the end of an exhausting five-Test Ashes tour to England, which Australia lost 3-0.
 
Clarke, who was ruled out of Australia’s One-Day International tour of India this month due to the same back injury and was replaced by Callum Ferguson.

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