Michael Clarke To Sit Out ODI Series

Michael Clarke
Michael Clarke will miss the remainder of the ODI series against South Africa
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Australia captain Michael Clarke will miss the remainder of the One-Day International series against South Africa after injuring his hamstring in yesterday's opening match in Perth.

Clarke pulled up during his innings and did not take the field during South Africa's run chase.

Cricket Australia confirmed that he has been ruled out of the four remaining games after undergoing scans on his troublesome left hamstring in Perth.

He will now head back to Sydney for further treatment as Australia's medical team look to get him fit in time for the first Test against India in Brisbane, which begins on 4th December.

Australia were already missing experienced wicket-keeper Brad Haddin, who misses the series due to a shoulder injury.

In Clarke's absence, George Bailey will take over the captaincy.

Australia won the opening match by 32 runs and the second match is tomorrow (16th November).

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