Michael Clarke may have to wait for his return to the Australian side, with 177 mile an hour winds predicted over the coming days.
Michael Clarke’s return to international cricket with Australia looks set to be put on hold with Cyclone Marcia expected to hit Brisbane on Friday.
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According to AFP, Marcia is set to bring winds upwards of 177 miles (285kp/h) and bringing along torrential rain with it.
It looks highly likely that the match at the Gabba will be washed out, with teams forced to train indoors over the past two days.
If the Pool A clash does not get underway or is abandoned, teams will be handed one point each.
Friday’s A-League football clash between Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory has already been postponed, and locals have be preparing for the deluge by sandbagging homes and stocking up on food supplies.
If the match is abandoned, it will come as a major blow to Clarke who missed Australia’s 111-run drubbing of England at the MCG last Saturday as he continued his recovery from a hamstring injury.
The Bangladesh match was the deadline handed to the 33-year-old to prove his fitness and coach Darren Lehmann said on Wednesday that Clarke would play.
If the rain holds off, Australia will be overwhelming favourites to beat a Bangladesh side who come into the match following an 105-run win over Afghanistan on Wednesday.