Skipper Michael Clarke to bat at No 3

Mar 15, 2013, 08:06 IST | IANS

Australia skipper Michael Clarke will bat at No 3 while Brad Haddin will be keeping wickets against India in the third cricket Test that will resume today after the first day's play was washed out without a ball being bowled due to heavy rains here yesterday

Haddin, who was flown in as replacement for the injured Matthew Wade, will be playing his first Test in more than a year. Haddin was part of the series in the West Indies in January last year but left the tour mid-way due to personal reasons.


Michael Clarke

Clarke will also reshuffle the batting order. He will be promoting himself from No 5 to No 3 and will be followed by Phil Hughes and Steve Smith, who has not played a Test since the Ashes in Sydney two years ago.

Hughes was almost certain to be replaced by Khawaja but after the discipline breach, the former has certainly saved his place for the time being. 

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