Darren Lehmann backs Michael Clarke as Australia captain

Wednesday, 04 February 2015 - 9:13

Australia coach Darren Lehmann has backed Michael Clarke as captain before the World Cup, saying he is "sick" of speculation about the batsman's future.

Clarke has been out with a hamstring injury and reports have suggested his future as skipper is in doubt.

The World Cup, co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, starts on 14 February.