Clarke says Haddin is the main to lead the Aussies in his absence.
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Michael Clarke has backed Brad Haddin to stand in as Australia captain for the remainder of the Test series against India.
Haddin is expected to take the reigns in Brisbane for the second Test, with Clarke to miss the rest of the series with injury.
Clarke hailed Haddin’s role in Australia’s dramatic first Test win in Adelaide and backed him to lead the side in the remaining three tests.
“Hadds did a fantastic job,” Clarke said.
“He has got a lot of other senior players around him which I’m sure would have helped him, they certainly help me when I’m out there.
“And I have got all the faith in the world that things won’t change in the next three Tests matches with Brad in charge, if he is the captain.
“I’m very confident he will do a wonderful job and he has got a lot of support.”
The second Test begins in Brisbane on Wednesday.