Clarke heads back into the stumbling Australian batting make-up after the skipper and premier batsman missed the last clash with Sri Lanka when his side won in Hobart and levelled that five-game series at 2-each.
Clarke headed for Perth on Tuesday ahead of Australia’s limited-overs outfit for official team training on Wednesday with the first one-day showdown with the aggressive Windies at the WACA on Friday.
He is understood to have wanted crucial batting practice in a bid to acclimatise to the unique character in traditional Perth pitches.
But a request from the national skipper for a personal batting session on the normally bouncy and seaming WACA strips was denied.
Clarke’s appeal for extra batting is understood to have been made late on Monday when ground staff was in early stages of practice pitch preparation and unable to accommodate the Australian captain’s request.
Clarke criticised the WACA centre playing pitch immediately after he led his home state New South Wales to a resounding Sheffield Shield victory in Perth in mid-September when the match was over in less than three full days.
The clash was the earliest Shield match in the competition’s 120-year history.
But Clarke is understood to have notified WACA and Cricket Australia authorities of his disapproval at the amount of grass on the pitch.