Michael Clarke to play in four-day match

Clarke to play in four-day match
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Skipper Michael Clarke confirms that he will play in Australia's warm-up clash against Pakistan A following his recovery from a hamstring injury.

Australia captain Michael Clarke has confirmed that he will play in the four-day practice match against Pakistan A, which gets underway tomorrow, in a bid to prove his fitness for the upcoming Test series.

The 33-year-old has not played since he suffered a hamstring injury during a one-day international against Zimbabwe back in August.

It was expected that he would miss the two-Test series against Pakistan, but the batsman is determined to show that he is fit enough for selection.

"I feel a lot better now than I did after Zimbabwe when I tore my hamstring. I'll be playing tomorrow in the four-day practice match. I'm just trying to take every single step along the way, and listen to the experts," Clarke told reporters.

All-rounder Mitchell Marsh will also feature in the match, having recently recovered from a hamstring problem of his own.

Australian captain Michael Clarke receives a standing ovation as he leaves the field following his dismissal for his 148 run innings against England during day two of the second Ashes Test cricket match in Adelaide on December 6, 2013
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