Clarke would play under captain Smith

Monday, 02 February 2015 - 18:32

Michael Clarke has said he would be prepared to play on under Steven Smith's captaincy if the selectors decided to hand the job to Smith on a full-time basis.

Clarke remains Australia's Test and ODI captain but Smith led the side in the final three Tests against India this summer and scored a century in every match, securing Australia the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

Smith also led Australia to victory in a one-day game against England in Hobart when the stand-in ODI skipper George Bailey was suspended, and again scored a century.

Clarke is expected to take back the captaincy whenever he makes his comeback after hamstring surgery, but he told that he would play under Smith if the selectors went that way.