Clarke ruled out of first ODI

25 Aug 2014

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A hamstring injury has ruled out Michael Clarke from tomorrow's first ODI against Zimbabwe.

Australian XI:

George Bailey (c)
Aaron Finch
James Faulkner
Brad Haddin
Mitchell Johnson
Natahn Lyon
Mitch Marsh
Glenn Maxwell
Kane Richardson
Steve Smith
Mitchell Starc

(Phil Hughes 12th)

Commenting on the team, Australian coach and selector Darren Lehmann said: "Michael had a fitness test at training today and unfortunately hasn't come through that well enough to be available for selection in game one. He will continue intensive treatment on his hamstring and we'll monitor his progress ahead of game two on Wednesday.

"Looking at the wicket today, we've opted to go with the spin option of Nathan Lyon along with the extra all-rounder to add further depth to our batting line-up which means that Phil Hughes has unfortunately missed out on selection."