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Shane Watson to return,may stand in for injured Michael Clarke

Clarke's participation in the fourth Test against India is doubtful due to his sore back.

Michael Clarke’s participation in the fourth Test against India is doubtful due to his sore back,which has opened up the possibility of Shane Watson,who is set rejoin the squad,leading the team in Delhi on March 22. “If I am unavailable due to my fitness,I don’t know…I haven’t spoken to the selectors,but I would imagine that Watto will be the captain,that’s for sure,” Clarke said.

The all-rounder,who was dropped for the third Test on disciplinary grounds,has reconciled with the team management and is flying back to India for the final game. “I’ve had several constructive discussions with team management back in Mohali over the past few days,” Watson said. “We’ve spoken about how we are going to work together to move forward.

“I’ve a burning ambition to be an Australian test player for as long as I can be and help Australia win those big test series’ as well as the big ICC tournaments.”

The incident reached a crisis situation after CA high performance manager Pat Howard described Watson as “sometimes” a team player.