Cricket World Cup 2015

Clarke opens on return for Oz

2015-02-11 07:57
Michael Clarke (AFP)

Melbourne -  Australia captain Michael Clarke was thrown straight into the deep end on his return after a long lay-off from injury, coming out to open the batting with Aaron Finch in their Cricket World Cup warmup match against United Arab Emirates on Wednesday.

Clarke has been in a race to be fit for the February 14-March 29 World Cup since having hamstring surgery and was given a deadline by selectors to be ready to play for the co-hosts' second group match against Bangladesh on February 21.

Australia's match against associate team UAE at the Melbourne Cricket Ground is their last warm-up before their World Cup opener against England at the same ground on Saturday.

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