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Michael Clarke backs Brad Haddin to captain Australia in remaining Tests

Adelaide: Injured skipper Michael Clarke has backed Brad Haddin as Australia cricket captain for the remainder of the Test series against India saying he is confident that the wicket-keeper batsman will get all the support from the team to do a "wonderful" job.

Clarke was effusive in his praise for Haddin, who had captained Australia to a 48-run victory after the regular skipper was forced out of the field in the 44th over yesterday owing to a right hamstring injury.

With Clarke ruled out of the remaining of the Test series due to his injury, Haddin is expected to captain the side in Brisbane for the second Test starting Wednesday.

"Hadds did a fantastic job," Clarke said.

"He has got a lot of other senior players around him which I'm sure would have helped him, they certainly help me when I'm out there.

"And I have got all the faith in the world that things won't change in the next three Tests matches with Brad in charge, if he is the captain.

"I'm very confident he will do a wonderful job and he has got a lot of support," Clarke was quoted as saying by Australian media.

Australia snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in the first Test after they snapped eight Indian wickets for just 73 runs and Clarke said Haddin will continue the attacking brand of cricket.

"The one thing I'm most proud of is we didn't shy away from trying to win the game," he said.

"We continued to attack, to try to take wickets. And that is the brand of cricket I love seeing Australia play."

Shaun Marsh will replace Clarke for the second Test beginning on Dec 17.

From Zee News

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