London: Australia captain Michael Clarke insists his team is confident and united ahead of Thursday's second Ashes Test against England despite the leaking of explosive revelations in a lawsuit by former coach Mickey Arthur.
The second Test in the five-match series at Lord's is spectacularly set up after underdog Australia lost at Nottingham on Sunday by just 14 runs, threatening a record chase against the odds. The game was widely compared to another thriller in Birmingham in 2005. (Related read: Arthur sues Cricket Australia over dismissal)
Australia's newfound unity and belief was seemingly put at risk with the release of the documents relating to South African Arthur's compensation claim in which he alleges racial discrimination and scapegoating after he was fired last month.