Sydney- Michael Clarke has been declared fit to captain co-hosts Australia at the World Cup which begins next month.

The 33-year-old has suffered persistent hamstring trouble in the last year and was ruled out of the recent Test series with India to have more surgery.

After his latest injury setback, he admitted his career could be in doubt.

National selector Rod Marsh said Clarke would be replaced if he was not fit by Australia's second World Cup match, against Bangladesh on 21 February.

Clarke, who made his international debut in 2003, is not expected to feature in the preceding one-day tri-series against England and India which begins on 16 January.

‘Courtesy BBC Sports’