24 Nov 2010

Aussies vice captain faces crucial net session

8:09 am on 24 November 2010

The Australian cricket team's vice captain Michael Clarke faces a crucial net session at the Gabba today to prove his fitness for the first Ashes Test against England starting tomorrow.

Clarke is nursing a back injury but batted without any major discomfort yesterday, and he appears to be on track to play in the series opener in Brisbane.