Sydney, Nov 23: Australian captain Michael Clarke has confirmed that Shane Watson, Shaun Marsh, Ryan Harris and Mitchell Johnson are all in doubt for the two-Test series against New Zealand.
Watson has been struggling with a hamstring injury, Marsh has a back injury, Harris has a hip injury and Johnson had injured big toe.
"Harris and Marsh were sent home and we're waiting to hear on them. Johnson had a scan that was inconclusive. He's got to get more information when he gets back to Perth but he's certainly in doubt for the first Test as well," the Herald Sun quoted Clarke, as saying after he arrived back from Johannesburg.
"There would have to be some sort of doubt (about Watson). I don't know the extent of what's come back on the scan, but we haven't got that much time to get him right so I'd say he's certainly in doubt," he added.
The 30-year-old also said that the injuries would force some changes in the regular Test squad.
"I have a selection meeting on Thursday, a phone hook-up with the other selectors, and I imagine the team will be announced shortly after that," Clarke said.
The first Test starts in Brisbane on December 1. (ANI)
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