2 Dec 2010

Michael Clarke says he's fit to play

6:31 am on 2 December 2010

The Australian cricket vice-captain Michael Clarke says he is fit to play in tomorrow's second Test against England in Adelaide after recovering from a back injury.

But pace bowler Mitchell Johnson is widely expected to be dropped to make way for Doug Bollinger after a poor performance in the drawn first Test.

England are set to stick with the same line-up from Brisbane.

Coach Andy Flower will also be able to play a full role after missing part of the first Test to have cancer surgery.

Australia's Clarke had an extended nets session yesterday to prove his fitness and also worked with captain Ricky Ponting in an effort to regain his form after a disappointing score of only nine runs.