The Ashes: Michael Clarke says David Warner could feature in first Test

The tourists only managed to take four wickets on the final day against Worcestershire, indicating Mitchell Starc and James Pattinson would take the new ball at Trent Bridge, with the likes of Peter Siddle, Jackson Bird and Ryan Harris vying for the remaining seam bowling spots.

updated: July 06, 2013 01:08 IST
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London: Australia captain Michael Clarke said Friday that David Warner could still feature in next week's first Test against England despite his recent ban.

Warner was suspended by Australian officials from all cricket until the Ashes opener at Trent Bridge after it was revealed he'd punched England's Joe Root in a Birmingham bar following the hosts Champions Trophy win over their arch-rivals.

The length of Warner's ban led to a widespread belief there was no realistic way the batsman, primarily an opener, could feature when Australia begin their bid to regain the Ashes in Nottingham on July 10.

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