Australia’s regular captain Michael Clarke is set to make comeback in the team for world cup and will guide Australia towards fifth cricket world cup championship. Head coach Darren Lehmann has mentioned that Clarke is recovering well and hopefully he gets well to captain Australia in ICC world cup 2015.
Lehmann said, “I think as a whole group we know he’s ready to come back and play, and we want him playing; he’s captain of our country and he’s going to lead us really well in the World Cup, so fingers crossed he gets through the next couple of games and he’s right to go.”
“At the end of the day, he’s captain of our country and we want him playing in the World Cup. Tactically he’s excellent, batting-wise he’s second to none when he’s in form … so we’ve got to make sure he’s right to go, which he will be.”
Darren Lehmann has also said that we are expecting from Clarke to win world cup and make Australia proud again. He said, “Michael, at his age and captain of the side, he wants to lead his side really well through the World Cup and hopefully win a World Cup. His desire to get back on the park really quickly shows the guys what you need to do to get back.”
When Clarke comes back in the side, one batsman will have to make place for him. In this it is predictable that current stand-in captain George Bailey will be out from playing 11. The fact is he is not scoring runs whereas on the other hand almost every single batsman in the top order is making runs. Lehmann also mentioned that George has to score runs.
“George needs to make runs like everyone else in the side, there’s no doubt about that,” Lehmann added.
“He knows that better than most. As selectors, we’ll sit down and work out what the best side is and what the best combo is when they’re all fit and available.”