'Injured' Clarke confident about '100 percent' fitness for Chennai Test

Sydney, Feb 12 (ANI): Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke is confident that he would be fit for the first Test tagainst India to be played in Chennai, although he is doubtful about playing Australia's final lead-up match in India because of a recurring injury.

Clarke, who is still recovering from a hamstring strain which kept him out of the final one-day match against the West Indies, said that his health has improved with rehab and assistance from his physiotherapist, Telegraph.com.au reports.

He added that he still has some time to get himself fully fit, and said that he is confident that he would play in Chennai.

Clarke further stated that his plan at this stage is to play the three-dayer in India depending upon the advice of physio Alex Kountouris.

Despite his injury, Clarke has been also expecting to do some bowling with his left arm spinners during the series, and said that he needed to be an all-rounder to best adapt to the different conditions in India.

Clarke added that like any other cricketer, he also needed extensive preparation to show his form in the Test series.

Clarke has never missed a Test through injury despite carrying a degenerative back throughout his 89-Test career and battling hamstring problems this summer.

Australia's advance party of players have a two-day tour match starting in Chennai . (ANI)


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