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Australia captain Michael Clarke is on track to make his international comeback before the 2015 World Cup begins.
Clarke recently underwent surgery after he tore his hamstring during the first Test against India in Adelaide.
“The biggest thing for me at the moment is getting back on the field for the World Cup,” Clarke wrote in his column for News Ltd. Newspapers. “I have been told by medical staff that I am in as good a condition as I can be a week after undergoing the surgery. There is no swelling and no pain when I walk.
“I can’t wait to begin stage two of the rehab process which involves starting to run again.”
Clarke also noted that he wants Chris Rogers, Shane Watson and Brad Haddin to be part of Australia’s Ashes squad when they take on England next year. However, the veteran trio will have to start scoring runs more consistently in order for that to happen.
“Personally, I hope all three of them are on the plane to England for next year’s Ashes series,” Clarke wrote. “They bring so much more to the table than just their batting.
“It’s crucial to have experienced guys like these in a team when you’re bringing through youngsters like Joe Burns.
“I know how much I benefited over the years from the knowledge passed down to me by the seniors, and I’m sure Joe will be no different. I wish him all the best.”