Australian captain Michael Clarke has been ruled out of his side's first group match of the ICC Champions Trophy against England.
Cricket Australia Physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said: “Michael is making steady progress in his recovery from the recent lower back injury but is yet to return to training. He will remain in London over the coming days to continue his rehabilitation and will not be available for the first match against England on Saturday. How he responds to the ongoing treatment will determine his availability for the match against New Zealand next Wednesday.”
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First Posted 07 June, 2013 4:45PM AEDT