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Australia names unchanged line-up for 2nd Ashes Cricket Test

English.news.cn   2013-12-04 11:48:20            

SYDNEY, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- Australia has named an unchanged side for the second Ashes Cricket Test against England starting Thursday in Adelaide, local media reported on Wednesday.

Australian captain Michael Clarke says an unchanged line-up is always a positive sign.

"It's a real positive to where the team is at," Clarke told a news conference Wednesday.

"It's a nice position to be in when the selectors hand you the same 11."

Clarke declared himself fit to play in the second Test.

"The ankle feels fine," he told reporters.

"I think not training yesterday obviously gave me an extra day ... I feel fine."

The Australian team takes a lot of confidence out of its 381-run victory over England in the first Test in Brisbane.

But Clarke has warned England will come out "bigger and stronger" to make a real challenge in the second Test in Adelaide.

"I'm obviously excited by the way we played in Brisbane, but if you look at our results over the past four months, we have no reason to brag," he said.

Editor: Shen Qing
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