Australia captain Michael Clarke will not play against England in their World Cup opener on Saturday.
Team coach Darren Lehmann said Clarke would, however, be likely to be fit enough to play in Australia’s second game, against Bangladesh in Brisbane on 21 February.
Throughout his career Clarke, 33, has been plagued by injuries.
He has suffered persistent hamstring trouble and was ruled out of the recent Test series with India to have surgery.
Clarke made a half century on Wednesday, captaining Australia for the first time in two months as they won their final World Cup warm-up against the UAE.
Lehmann said Clarke had “pulled up really well” but would not play in the match in Melbourne on Saturday (03:30 GMT), local media reported.
“We’re really happy with his progress. We’re going to stick with the plan and he’s going to play against Bangladesh,” Lehmann said.
Clarke had suffered two injuries to his left hamstring in 2014 before tearing his right hamstring while fielding in the first Test against India on 13 December.
He even went so far as to suggest that the injury may have ended his career.
But, by 24 December, he stated his desire to be fit for the World Cup – being co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand – and returned to action in grade cricket on 31 January.
Michael Clarke’s injuries in 2014
Sustains a fractured shoulder after being hit by South Africa bowler Morne Morkel while hitting 161 not out in the third Test in Cape Town
Suffers a recurrence of a left hamstring injury while batting against Zimbabwe and returns home from the one-day tri-series. The injury, initially triggered by the long-haul flight to Zimbabwe, rules him out of the one-day series against Pakistan in October, though he returns for the Tests
Injures the same hamstring in the first one-day international against South Africa in Perth
Retires hurt on 60 with a back injury before tea on the opening day of the first Test against India in Adelaide. He later returns to complete a century
Limps off the field on the final day of the first Test against India holding his right hamstring and misses the rest of the series