Michael Clarke vows Australia will be '100 percent ready' for Ashes

Clarke -- speaking alongside Warner at a London news conference on Thursday -- insisted Australia were not a team in free fall.

updated: June 14, 2013 09:54 IST
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London: Australia captain Michael Clarke has insisted the side will put their off-field troubles behind them and be "100 percent ready for the Ashes" come next month's first Test against England.

The latest in a recent line of high-profile disciplinary problems saw opener David Warner suspended Thursday by Cricket Australia until the start of the first Test in Nottingham on July 10 after punching England batsman Joe Root in a Birmingham bar.

Warner's assault took place in the early hours of Sunday morning, not long after England had beaten Australia by a convincing 48-run margin in their Champions Trophy opener at Edgbaston.

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