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Australia can still win the Ashes, says Clarke

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Michael Clarke admits people may laugh at his claim that Australia can overcome a 2-0 deficit to win the Ashes. 

The tourists must win the third test at Old Trafford, which starts on Thursday to have any chance of a dramatic comeback. 

The Aussies have lost six Tests in a row but Clarke insists victory in Manchester will give his team momentum. 

“Our backs are against the wall, but I honestly believe we can still win the series,” he said.

“I know a lot of people will laugh at that but I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t think we could,” he added. 

The Australians have recalled batsman David Warner, who was suspended after attacking England’s Joe Root in a bar in June, after he scored 193 for Australia A in their recent match with South Africa. 

When Clarke was asked about the decision, he said: “I think David was extremely apologetic at the time. 

“He knows what the expectations are for Australian Cricket and I am very confident he had learned from what has happened in the past.” 

Meanwhile, the selectors have a tough decision to make ahead of the decisive test – whether to stick with Ashton Agar. The 19-year-old has struggled with the ball but broke the record in the first test with his 98 as number 11 at Trent Bridge.

 

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