Michael Clarke will not rush back from injury

Australian captain Michael Clarke smiles during a press conference on the eve of the second cricket Test match against England, in Adelaide on December 4, 2013
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Australia captain Michael Clarke says that he will not risk returning from his hamstring injury until he feels "fully fit".

Australia captain Michael Clarke has insisted that he will not rush back from injury, even if it means missing next month's two-Test series against Pakistan.

The 33-year-old, who damaged his hamstring during his side's recent triangular series in Zimbabwe, has already been ruled out of the upcoming one-day international series against Pakistan.

Clarke may be available to feature in the two-Test series which gets underway on October 22, however, and he will put all of his faith in team physio Alex Kountoris.

"Alex knows my body very well," Sky Sports News quotes the Aussies skipper as saying. "He'll be the one that gives me the all clear to play the Test matches if he thinks I'm fully fit. If I pass what Alex needs me to pass that will give me a lot of confidence as well."

Phil Hughes will replace Clarke for the one-day series against Pakistan.

Australia batsman Phil Hughes is in action during the cricket match between Australia and South Africa in the one day international tri-series which includes Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club, on August 27, 2014
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