Australian Selectors Bank on Team Depth to Tide Over Batting Crisis

Without injured captain Michael Clarke, the Australian batting collapsed against South Africa in the second ODI. Selector Rod Marsh though feels the other batsmen in the side can stand up to the challenge.

Updated: November 18, 2014 19:12 IST
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The exact extent of Michael Clarke's injury is not known but he is expected to play the 1st Test against India starting December 4.

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Sydney: Australian national selectors have opted not to redesign an under-pressure cricket team, ahead of the third One-Day International (ODI) of a five-match series against tourists South Africa Wednesday even as captain Michael Clarke remains in grave danger of missing the action due to a debilitating hamstring injury.

The Clarke-less Australia were decimated on Sunday by an unforgiving South African attack in Perth who bundled out the hosts for an humbling 154 in 41.4 overs, reports Xinhua.

However, chairman of selectors Rod Marsh said on Monday that the injured captain was not replaced in the squad and they are relying instead on the depth of talent in the current line-up.

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