The Ashes banter as we all know it has already started, witness Botham’s prediction on the upcoming CB Ashes Series.

Now, here’s another one. The Surrey lad Chris Tremlett has just chimed in. What he has to say is that England will be targeting Michael Clarke, the Aussie captain.

"It's always important that you target the captain in any side and obviously he's been their form player in the last few years,” Tremlett said as reported by Sky Sports.

He added: "If you can get one over the captain in any side, obviously it's an advantage. So he's one player we'll target, as well as some other guys."

Tremlett, who really would have to fight for his spot with Rankin and Finn, dismissed Pup as Clarke is known, twice at The WACA in Perth and got match figures of 8-150 and eventually took 17 wickets in three tests - excellent stats for any bowler Down Under.

Clarke, as the 6’8 bowler said, would be a key wicket considering his egregious form. Time and again, the New South Wales batsman has shown just what he can do when it comes to performing in the most difficult of situations.

Since 2011, Nemo, which is another name for Clarke, has got ten centuries out of which six are 150+ scores and four are 200+(210, 230,259*, 329*). The stats speak for him and hence England are justified in targeting the BIG FISH.

Good luck Brits.... The test begins now....

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