Clarke posts 50 in Grade cricket return

02 Feb 2015

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Michael Clarke took another step towards proving his fitness for the World Cup when he posted a half century for Grade club Western Suburbs on Saturday.

The Aussie skipper put his hamstring to the test, spending three hours at the crease, where he faced 128 balls on his to 51 against Gordon at Chatswood Oval.

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Clarke is now Brisbane-bound to prepare for an invitational game against Bangladesh at Allan Border Field on Thursday, as he continues his recovery from hamstring surgery.

The first match between the Australian XI and Bangladesh will take place tomorrow.

The squads for the Bangaldesh tour matches are as follows:

Match one: Will Bosisto (WA), Harry Conway (NSW), Alex Gregory (SA), Chris Lynn (QLD), David Moody (WA), Jaron Morgan (WA), James Muirhead (VIC), James Pierson (QLD), Nic Stevens (QLD), Ashton Turner (WA), Timm Van der Gugten (TAS), Sean Willis (TAS)

Match two: Will Bosisto (WA), Michael Clarke (NSW), Harry Conway (NSW), Alex Gregory (SA), David Moody (WA), Jaron Morgan (WA), James Muirhead (VIC), James Pierson (QLD), Nic Stevens (QLD), Ashton Turner (WA), Timm Van der Gugten (TAS), Sean Willis (TAS)

Both matches will be day games with free entry to the public.