Australian captain Michael Clarke says he’s hoping to be cleared by team physio Alex Kountouris to play in the four-day game against Pakistan A starting on Wednesday.
Clarke said on Tuesday he had a long way to go to be fit for the first Test against Pakistan in Dubai from October 22.
The skipper’s caution about his hamstring injury follows a more confident assessment offered by coach Darren Lehmann on Sunday night after Australia claimed a 3-0 win in their one-day series against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.
“Clarke will be fine. He’ll play the tour game,” Lehmann said.