Recuperating from a back problem, Australia skipper Michael Clarke kept his “fingers crossed” as far as participation in the upcoming IPL is concerned, and said he would “do as I’m told” by the medical staff in deciding whether or not to play in the T20 league.

“I’d be silly to make that decision (on the IPL) right now, I think I need to wait on the results, listen to the experts and then make a plan from there,” Clarke said on landing here.

“I’ll have scans this week and spend plenty of time with the physio, fingers crossed it turns out okay.” Clarke said he has “hurt his hamstring throughout the Australian summer and it has just lingered on.”

Clarke added the unprecedented events before the Mohali Test, when four players including vice-captain Shane Watson were suspended on disciplinary ground, had been a “kick up the backside” for all. — PTI

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