Phil Hughes Replaces Injured Michael Clarke in Pakistan Series

Michael Clarke was ruled out of the ODIs against Pakistan due to a hamstring injury and Phil Hughes will try to fill the void left by his absence.

updated: September 17, 2014 09:59 IST
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Doctors treating Michael Clarke feel that he would be ready for the Tests against Pakistan starting October 22.

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Sydney: Batsman Phil Hughes will replace injured captain Michael Clarke in next month's one-day series against Pakistan, Cricket Australia said Wednesday, giving him a chance to state his case for a Test recall.

Clarke was ruled out on Tuesday after scans revealed the hamstring injury that cut short his Zimbabwe tour was worse than first thought and included tendon damage.

Hughes, 25, will take his place in the three-game series in the United Arab Emirates.

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