Clarke to play through pain

Michael Clarke is prepared to play through the pain of his sore hip during the World Cup.

Clarke was forced home from Australia’s recent tour to New Zealand for the Chappell-Hadlee and has spent the past fortnight having treatment on his hip from New South Wales physiotherapist Patrick Farhart.

Clarke told the Herald Sun that “I’ve had a couple of batting sessions and I haven’t been getting anywhere near as much pain, I should say.”

“So I’m feeling good. Fingers crossed. But I haven’t done too much running, so I’ll have to do a bit of running over the next couple of days and see how it pulls up. But I’m pretty confident it’s going to be fine,” Clarke added.

Australia start their World Cup with a warm-up match against Zimbabwe on 6th March.

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