Michael Clarke targets Champions Trophy to lever Australia into Ashes

Clarke nominated England, South Africa, West Indies and Pakistan as Australia's major rivals for the Champions Trophy.

updated: May 26, 2013 17:17 IST
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Sydney: Skipper Michael Clarke said on Sunday he is looking for success in next month's Champions Trophy to gain Ashes series momentum for his side against England.

Clarke and several players left on Sunday for England to prepare for the June 6-23 Champions Trophy in England and Wales as a prelude to the five-Test Ashes series in July-August.

While interest has centred on the Ashes starting at Nottingham's Trent Bridge ground on July 10, Clarke said is prioritising what is immediately ahead of his team in the Champions Trophy.

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