Clarke highly likely to lead NSW in first Sheffield Shield match

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Clarke will lead New South Wales in their first Sheffield Shield match if he passes a fitness test

Australia captain Michael Clarke is highly likely to make his comeback during New South Wales’ first Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania on October 30 in Sydney.

Clarke, who has been recovering from a chronic back injury, will captain New South Wales in their match if he passes a fitness test prior to the game.

The Australian captain had voiced his concerns about missing the first Ashes Test earlier in the month, but after intensive treatment, it is highly likely that he will be fully fit in time for the first Test, which gets underway on November 21 in Brisbane.

“Michael is progressing well and recently recommenced batting in the nets,” Alex Kountouris, the Australian team physiotherapist, had said last week.

Clarke’s injury resurfaced during the final ODI against England on September 16 in Southampton.

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