Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke may miss the first Ashes Test against England because of his back injury.
Captain Michael Clarke will miss Australia’s one-day cricket tour of India after his chronic back injury failed to respond to its usual treatment program.
Australia captain Michael Clarke said his experience of managing a back injury throughout his career will help him lead the team through consecutive Ashes cricket series against England.
England bowler Stuart Broad will miss the remainder of the Ashes with a stomach injury, while Australia opener Simon Katich is unlikely to play again in the cricket series because of an Achilles problem.
Australia will be without five injured players for next week’s series-opening cricket Test against New Zealand in Brisbane.
Michael Clarke will captain Australia in next week’s fifth Ashes cricket Test against England after Ricky Ponting was ruled out with a broken finger.
Australia batsman Ricky Ponting was withdrawn from a domestic match because of a hamstring injury seven days before the national team opens its Test series against top-ranked South Africa.
Australia’s cricket captain Ricky Ponting has been ruled out of next week’s fifth Ashes test against England due to a broken finger.
Australia picked an extended 17-man squad including three rookies as players struggle with injuries and form before next week’s series-opening Ashes cricket Test against England.
Australia captain Ricky Ponting has a “small fracture” in his left little finger and didn’t take the field today as his team seeks a series-tying victory in the third Ashes Test against England.
"Michael Clarke has a longstanding low back injury that requires ongoing management."
- Alex Kountouris on Sep 30, 2013