The Australian captain, Michael Clarke has been going through injuries in the recent past. He was fit enough for international cricket and even played the first Test against India recently but his right-hamstring injury relapsed and it is career threating Michael Clarke has disclosed about his chances to play the World Cup.
He said that he does not think that it will be probably realistic for him to be 100 per cent fit for the first game. He also added that he thinks he will certainly be fit and available for the majority of the World Cup.
This was said by Clarke during his maiden commentary session on air with the Channel 9 network.
He also told that the advantage with the World Cup selection of 15 players is that one can take a player and if he is not fit enough to play a match, he can be ruled out and someone else can be brought into the squad. Clarke also said that he hopes that the selectors will surely provide him with that opportunity.
According to a report, the 33-year old right handed batsman said that he advanced his rehabilitation on Saturday, which is less than two weeks after his surgery, by getting on a bike for the first time.
Also it is reported that Clarke has been rehabilitating his hamstring three times a day and that is done mostly under the watchful eye of Cricket Australia’s medical staff, which even includes the physio, Alex Kountouris and Doctor Peter Brukner.
Clarke also hopes to begin running in the first week of the New Year. Clarke played his last international match a few weeks back against India where he went on to strike a brilliant century and also captained his side to a glorious win.
Cricket Australia will also be keenly monitoring about the fitness of Clarke as he forms on of the major strengths of the Australian line up and also he is brilliant as a captain of the national side.