Clarke suffers fractured shoulder

Australia Test captain Michael Clarke has been ruled out of the Sheffield Shield final because of a fractured shoulder.

The 32-year-old sustained a blow to the shoulder in the third Test against South Africa, in which he scored an unbeaten 161 as Australia sealed a series win over the Proteas.

Clarke, who is not a member of Australia's World Twenty20 squad, will now be unavailable to play for New South Wales against Western Australia later this week.

Australia physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said: "We have...done a series of scans that have demonstrated a fracture near his shoulder joint. We expect that this will heal with a period of rest."

Australia do not play another Test until October, when they face Pakistan in Dubai.