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McGrath set to return: Michael Clarke

Written by: Staff

Sydney, June 29 (UNI) After being out of action for the past five months because of his wife's cancer treatment, Glenn McGrath is all set to return to the Australian team during this year's Champions Trophy in India, revealed teammate Michael Clarke.

''I know Glenn is keen as mustard to play this summer and it's just a matter of making sure everything is OK at home. I think everything is going well and hopefully we will see Glenn back out on the field again very soon,'' Clarke told 'Sportal'.

Clarke said he trained with McGrath earlier this week and the champion seamer was all excited about making a comeback to the squad as his wife Jane was recovering well from the chemotherapy.

''We trained together a couple of times last week -- a bit of fitness work -- and he will be back training again this week. He's in good spirits,'' Clarke said.

Clarke said he was enjoying his time with McGrath, who according to him was a ''champion''. The 25-year-old batsman said his New South Wales teammate was a hard working person.

''He's an absolute champion Pigeon. He is great for someone like me, a young guy, to associate with,'' he said.

''He loves training and he loves pushing himself. It's great to be good mates with him and it's great to see him back at training.

Jane and Glenn are fantastic people,'' The charismatic right-hander said the selectors would have their hands full as they prepare to select the third pacer behind McGrath and Brett Lee as they face a problem of riches in Jason Gillespie, Stuart Clark and Shaun Tait.

''Lucky for me I'm not a selector. That is one job I'd hate to have,'' Clarke said.

''I think there's going to be a few tough calls to make. I am looking forward to seeing what the first team is for the Brisbane Test,'' he added.


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