Oz skipper Clarke still 'undecided' on new batting lineup ahead of India Tests

Last Updated: Tue, Feb 12, 2013 07:40 hrs

Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke has said that he is still undecided on his new Test batting lineup for the first Test against India and on the position to be occupied by Shane Watson.

Clarke said he has not yet decided the batting lineup as there are a number of batsmen to be considered, all of whom are suited to be on the squad.

Supportive of the opening positions on the squad held by David Warner and Ed Cowan throughout the six summer Tests against South Africa and Sri Lanka, Clarke said that both Warner and Cowan were instrumental in helping them win the series against South Africa, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The skipper added that it is a positive sign that there are a number of options in the squad.

Agreeing with Watson's desire to return as an opener, Clarke said that he has been considering how to fit Watson into his new lineup, and added that as an allrounder, Watson could face any team.

With Hussey's retirement, Clarke said he had the option of moving wicketkeeper Matthew Wade up one spot to six and including an extra bowler.

On the bowling side, Clarke said the selection of the attack would revolve around picking the bowlers that best complemented each other rather than the four best individuals.

Clarke flew out to India on Tuesday to link up with the Test squad preparing for the first match of the four-Test series against India which starts in 10 days. (ANI)

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