Michael Clarke has been ruled out of next month's ODI series versus Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates due to a hamstring injury. The 33-year-old, who has a catalogue of hamstring trouble, broke down in a one-dayer against Zimbabwe in Harare on August 31 and returned home from the tour early.
Cricket Australia physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said: "Since returning to Australia, Michael has had a series of investigations that have confirmed a significant hamstring injury. Importantly, the scans have demonstrated tendon damage which complicates the recovery from this injury. As such, he will not recover in time to be available for the ODI series in the UAE." (Also read: Shahid Afridi appointed Pakistan's T20I skipper)
"We are hopeful that he will be available for the Test series but this will be determined at a date closer to the first Test," said Kountouris in a statement made by CA on Tuesday.