Clarke And Pattinson Out Of CB Series Final Decider
Australia captain Michael Clarke and fast bowler James Pattinson have both been ruled of tomorrow's decisive Commonwealth Bank Series final in Adelaide.
Clarke injured his left hamstring while batting during Sri Lanka's eight-wicket victory in the second match while Pattinson strained a gluteal muscle while fielding.
Scans will determine the full extent of Clarke's injury amid speculation that following his second hamstring injury of the series, his participation in the upcoming tour of the West Indies may also be in some doubt.
Australia head to the West Indies for five One-Day Internationals, two Twenty20 Internationals and three Tests with the opening ODI on 16th March.
Tasmania batsman George Bailey and off-spinner Nathan Lyon have been added to Australia's squad as cover with Peter Forrest expected to take Clarke's place in Adelaide with Shane Watson leading the side.
Pattinson unfortunate injury came one game into his comeback from a foot injury which ruled him out of the end of the Test series against India as well as the start of the CB Series.
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