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Clarke backs 'world's best' attack against South Africa

Australia captain Michael Clarke is confident his side have the firepower to defeat the No. 1 Test team

January 31, 2014

Posted by   on (February 2, 2014, 17:01 GMT)

Great bowling but hardly the best. Stats surely do not support that assumption but then Clarkes tail is up and great that he believes in his team mates so much. i admire that.

Posted by   on (February 2, 2014, 9:38 GMT)

Clarke is doing the right thing by talking up his side's strengths. No retreat and no surrender should be the teams atitudes with no prizes and no excuses for being second best. This is not an arrogant atitude but the only way to tackle the undisputed number 1 test side.

Posted by   on (February 2, 2014, 9:10 GMT)

Admittedly the aussies bowlers dominated the england batsmen during the ashes, but one series against one opponent definitely can't make you the best, good maybe but not the best.

Posted by Gordo85 on (February 1, 2014, 14:57 GMT)

Can you say being complacent. A long time ago Smith did a simular thing back when he was very young and South Africa went on to lose that series. So Smith learnt it was probably not wise to ever say that and quickly learnt his lesson. Now he doesn't really say anything that can make him look like a fool, I guess you learn that with age and being wise.

Posted by ozwriter on (February 1, 2014, 11:33 GMT)

he has set himself up to be asked that question after every game, particularly if south africa wins

Posted by   on (February 1, 2014, 7:21 GMT)

Best bowling in the world. A premature comment.

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