Australia captain Michael Clarke is satisfied with his side's outing in the two warm-up games leading to the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham starting Wednesday. Australia won their first practice game against Somerset by six wickets last week and then played out a draw against Worcestershire in their second four-day warm-up that ended on Friday.
"Both tour games have been outstanding for us. Every player has had a good hit out in the middle, both batters and bowlers. Regarding our preparation everyone is just about as ready as they can be with two days of practice in Nottingham," said Clarke after the game at the County Ground, Worcester on Friday.
Clarke, who was short of batting practice leading up to the high-profile series found timely form via a stroke-filled 124 from 98 balls in the second innings to go along with a 62 in the first innings against the Worcs. Clarke says the time he spent in the middle was more crucial than the runs he scored.