Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide

Clarke trains well after injury scare

ESPNcricinfo staff

December 2, 2013

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Michael Clarke checks on his ankle after rolling it at training, Adelaide, December 2, 2013
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Michael Clarke sent a scare through the Australia camp on Monday when he appeared to roll his right ankle at training at Adelaide Oval.

Clarke left the field after hurting his ankle while running and appeared ginger when he returned, although he was able to bat in the nets later in the afternoon.

Cricket Australia tweeted a photo of Clarke holding his ankle along with the message "He has since completed a nets sessions and is OK."

The Australians were taking part in their first training session in Adelaide after the team members gathered in the city on Sunday ahead of the second Test, which begins on Thursday.

Clarke scored 113 in the second innings of the victory at the Gabba, which was his first win as captain in an Ashes Test.

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Posted by RandyOZ on (December 2, 2013, 22:35 GMT)

The last time we had an ankle rolled we lost the Ashes on that alone. Be safe Clarkey!

Posted by   on (December 2, 2013, 10:27 GMT)

Hope he gets fit on time..

Posted by   on (December 2, 2013, 10:01 GMT)

@ kensohatter, Harris avg is 15.40 while broad is 17.00 Harris has much better form than broad and Siddle's 24.5 avg to anderson 70 odd oh and Lyons 15 to swans 107. so i think that makes it 8-3 in AUS favour

Posted by baji003 on (December 2, 2013, 9:40 GMT)

Who will replace clarke as captain if he is out due to injury? Watson or Baily? Maybe Mitchell jhonson (as of now senior and in form) , Aussie never had bowler as captain or maybe recently(weak in history)., To replace clarke as a batsman, maybe shaun marsh !! it is just a fallback plan :)., #Ashesfever

Posted by   on (December 2, 2013, 8:43 GMT)

@milepost to be fair, England have won 1 session already. Personally, I don't really care if they win more sessions every match than Australia - what matters is that Australia win their sessions meaningfully to turn them into match defining sessions. In the 2013 Ashes I suspect the session count was pretty even but Australia still lost 3-0.

Posted by milepost on (December 2, 2013, 8:18 GMT)

@kensohatter, can't really agree that England are world class nor that they will bounce back. Their form is terrible and the Aussies are playing really well. I'd be surprised if England win a session let alone a match on this tour.

Posted by kensohatter on (December 2, 2013, 6:23 GMT)

@chicko... Dont get too carried away! Im an aussie supporter but I know this english side is world class and will bounce back at some stage. There is no way we win this series 4/5 nil. Its way closer than that. Your player analysis is biased and based on ONE test match (you also left out the Bell and Pieterson whom you have to assume are > Bailey and Rogers). If I had to pick a combined XI to play SA tomorrow this would be my team. 1. Cook, 2. Warner, 3. Bell, 4. Pieterson, 5. Clarke, 6. Smith 7. Haddin, 8. Johnson, 9. Broad, 10. Swann, 11. Anderson. So the poms take that 6 to 5 (two close calls so i gave one to either side... Broad>Harris (like we said based on form) and Smith>Root

Posted by DaisonGarvasis on (December 2, 2013, 5:57 GMT)

It wouldnt be fun watching Haddin leading Australia in second test. Second test has already lost the "rating points" while everybody is waiting to see what happens - how England copes - in third test at WACA. To have Clarke not playing in second test would be taking two steps backwards after having taken a solid forward step in the first test.

Posted by Shaggy076 on (December 2, 2013, 5:34 GMT)

Rolling an ankle, hope he didnt trip over a ball. Nightmares of the England revival after Mcgrath rolling his ankle have come back.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2013, 5:26 GMT)

Ashes 2005 - 1st test drubbed by 200+ runs. Ashes 2013 - 1st test drubbed by 300+ runs Ashes 2005 - Mcgrath twisted his ankle Ashes 2013 - Clarke twisted his ankle

Will England go 2-1 this time also??

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