Clarke has till end of World Cup to regain form: Greg Chappell

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Adelaide, Jan.25 (ANI): Australia’s full-time selector Greg Chappell has guaranteed vice-captain Michael Clarke’s spot in the national squad until after the World Cup that is being played in the Indian subcontinent, despite the latter struggling both on and off the field.

Clarke, 29, has contributed a solitary half-century in 12 test and one-day digs this summer and became embroiled in another Twitter storm yesterday.

Citing the pre-Ashes faith in veteran batsman Mike Hussey as a key reason to persevere with Clarke, the Herald Sun quoted Chappell, as saying: “Many wanted Mike Hussey out of the team, we decided to back his ability to perform at the top level and we were repaid in spades by his performances in the Ashes series. We are pretty confident that, given the same opportunities, Michael Clarke will repay the same way.”