MICHAEL CLARKE will undergo surgery in Melbourne today on his injured right hamstring.
The decision makes it increasing unlikely he’ll be a part of next year’s World Cup campaign.
Clarke suffered further serious back and hamstring injuries during the thrilling first Test win over India in Adelaide last week.
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He admitted after the match there was a chance he may never play for his country again but also admitted he hoped to be fit in time to captain Australia on home soil in their World Cup campaign starting February.
But Cricket Australia have announced that the severity of the injury to Clarke’s right hamstring means surgery is required.
Yesterday, Cricket Australia also announced Steve Smith as their replacement skipper while Michael Clarke is out.