Clarke faces fitness race

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Australia have called Usman Khawaja into their squad amid growing fears that Michael Clarke will be unable to overcome his back problems before the Ashes gets underway at the Gabba on Thursday.

Clarke didn’t train at all at the Allan Border Fields on Monday, but the Australian vice-captain will have to pad up and show he can bat without discomfort on Tuesday in order to be considered for Thursday’s first Test.

Full story: Cricket Australia

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