Shane Watson in line as Australia's skipper if Michael Clarke ruled out

Although there is no full diagnosis yet of Clarke's condition, there was speculation that vice-captain Watson could lead Australia in the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the biggest day on the Australian cricket calendar.

updated: December 17, 2012 17:39 IST
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Hobart, Australia: Shane Watson is in line to captain Australia in the second Boxing Day Test against Sri Lanka after skipper Michael Clarke joined the home side's injury list during the Hobart Test on Monday.

Clarke tweaked his right hamstring during the fourth day's play and was forced to retire hurt on 57 after scoring his fastest Test half-century.

He did field in Sri Lanka's second innings, but parked himself at slip to direct the team.

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