Australian captain Michael Clarke said he is ignoring two of his own golden rules for the third Test against India at Perth's WACA Ground, starting on Friday.

 

 

Both teams are considering playing four fast bowlers in the match, with the WACA pitch still boasting a healthy covering of grass and a distinctive green tinge when Clarke inspected it on Thursday afternoon.

 

 

With the luxury of a 2-0 series lead after emphatic wins in Melbourne and Sydney, Clarke said he was considering going for broke against the Indians, not only by using four seamers, but by bowling first if he wins the toss.

 

 

He said the return of Harris, who took nine wickets against England at the venue last summer, would ably compensate for Pattinson's absence with a foot injury.

 

 

However, Clarke said all three were ready to produce big scores.

 

 

“They are going fine, they would like some more runs but have all had a piece of success in Test cricket,” he said.