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Clarke misses training but will play Test

ESPNcricinfo staff
December 3, 2013
Michael Clarke hurt his ankle at training on Monday © Getty Images

Michael Clarke did not train at Adelaide Oval on Tuesday due to his stiff and sore ankle but Cricket Australia insists he is not in doubt for the second Test.

Clarke appeared to roll his right ankle while running at training on Monday and although he left the field, he was able to return for fielding and batting practice.

A Cricket Australia spokesman said on Tuesday that Clarke's ankle was a "bit stiff" but added: "He will train tomorrow and will play the game."

Clarke scored 113 in the second innings of Australia's win in the first Test at the Gabba, The second Test begins in Adelaide on Thursday.

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