Clarke not looking for a rest
Michael Clarke does not want to reduce his workload even though he is one of the few Australian players appearing in all three formats. Clarke arrived back from India on Tuesday morning and will fly to Perth on Friday to lead his men in the Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka on Sunday.
"I'd really like to be available for all games, all forms for Australia, no doubt," Clarke said after landing in Sydney. "I think my body is in a pretty good place at the moment."
Clarke captains the Twenty20 side and led the one-day outfit in the 1-0 loss to India, while Ricky Ponting, Shane Watson and Mitchell Johnson were rested. There are no signs of giving Clarke a break ahead of the Ashes and he hit some form in the only fixture in India that wasn't rained out. He posted 111 off 139 balls in Visakhapatnam but it wasn't enough to prevent defeat.
"I haven't scored as many runs as I would like, so the only way to do that is to get out there in the middle and I'd love to be doing it for Australia," Clarke said. "So hopefully I'll be fighting fit and I'll play every game available."