We hope Clarke gets fit for the fourth Test: Cowan

Michael Clarke suffered a back injury in the third Test at Mohali, and vice-captain Shane Watson will lead the side if he doesn't recover in time.

updated: March 20, 2013 14:54 IST
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New Delhi: Australia's Test opener Ed Cowan on Wednesday backed Shane Watson to lead the team in the fourth and the final match against India if skipper Michael Clarke is unfit.

An out-of-form Watson has been in the centre of controversy after he was sidelined from the third Test in Mohali along with three others over a breach of discipline last week.

Watson was angry and left for home to be with his wife Lee, who delivered baby boy Will last Thursday.

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