Saturday, January 31, 2015

Michael Clarke scores half-century in his first comeback match

It looks like that Michael Clarke is recovering from injury to make his return to the World Cup squad. The 33-year-old player has scored fifty while playing for Western Suburbs in his first comeback match against Gordon.
Playing at No. 3 in the batting order, he has scored 51 runs from 128 balls, including two fours and a six and more importantly his innings lasted almost three hours on a Chatswood Oval pitch. It was his first match since he went under hamstring injury in December.
Michael Clarke is trying to prove his fitness as early as Australia’s second match of the ICC Cricket World Cup on February 21. To play his second comeback match, he will fly to Brisbane today evening. It is going to be a very important match for him because his recovery from this match will help him to represent Cricket Australia XI against Bangladesh in a World Cup warm-up match at Allan Border Field on Thursday.

He has considered this match just another step on the road to the World Cup.