Clarke heads for Caribbean confident of fitness

SYDNEY, (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke left for the Caribbean yesterday confident he would be fit to play in the test series against West Indies.

Clarke had a brilliant Australian summer with the bat but was forced to skip the one-day series, which concludes later on Sunday, because of a hamstring injury.

“It’s been a busy couple of weeks of rehab and treatment with my physio,” Clarke told reporters yesterday.

“I had a fitness test Friday and I passed all of that. I’ve still got seven days until our tour game starts.

“Knowing that we’ve got that time before the tour game I’ll be 100 per cent.”

Australia play the first test against West Indies in Bridgetown, Barbados starting on April 7, followed by further matches in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Dominica.

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