Katich cleared to play third Test at Hobart
HOBART: Australian opener Simon Katich has been cleared to return for the third Test against Pakistan, starting in Hobart on Thursday.
Katich missed the second Test in Sydney with an elbow injury, but looked comfortable in the Bellerive Oval nets this morning.
Opening partner Shane Watson says Katich is a definite starter.
New South Wales opener Phillip Hughes took Katich''s place in Sydney and had been on standby for Hobart.
He has now been released to return home, where he is expected to play for the Blues in Wednesday night''s Twenty20 clash against Queensland at Sydney''s Olympic stadium.
Australia are leading the three-Test home series 2-0.