Clarke unlikely to play ODI against India

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Published: Friday, February 17, 2012, 16:02 [IST]
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Clarke to miss ODI clash against India

Sydney, Feb 17: Australia captain Michael Clarke said on Friday he was unlikely to make a comeback in time for Sunday's tri-series one-day international against in Brisbane.

Clarke pulled a hamstring during the loss to India in Adelaide last week, he also missed Friday's clash against Sri Lanka in Sydney and said he was unlikely to play in Sunday's clash against India at the Gabba.

"I've got a little hamstring strain. It's on the mend. It's probably unlikely I'll be picked for Brisbane, though," Clarke said.

"I've done a lot of work over the last couple of days and team physio Alex Kountouris would prefer me to rest, but I'm not far away at all."

Meanwhile, more bad news for young all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, who has been suffering from lower-back stress fracture is ruled out for a lengthy period.

Marsh felt back pain during a training session at the SCG on Thursday and scans confirm a stress fracture.

However, further scans will reveal the extent of the injury but Marsh is doubtful to play for the rest of the Australian season.


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