'Worst Ashes squad' will prove critics wrong, says skipper Michael Clarke

Clarke said his team will give England "due respect" in their home conditions but he added that Australia had selected a number of players who have succeeded playing in English conditions.

updated: April 25, 2013 10:19 IST
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Sydney: Skipper Michael Clarke says Australia will prove their critics wrong and bring the urn home from England despite his team being panned as the "worst Ashes squad".

Clarke has backed his 16-man party named on Wednesday to do the job in five Tests against England, starting at Nottingham's Trent Bridge ground on July 10.

Sections of the British press have slammed Clarke's touring party with The Daily Mail declaring:" Aussies name worst Ashes squad in memory", adding gloatingly: "Is that it, Australia? Is that all you have got?"

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