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Michael Clarke keen for Australia to reclaim No 1 ranking in Tests

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Michael Clarke believes the close competition from Proteas is good for Test cricket © Getty Images

London: Aug 1, 2014

Australian skipper Michael Clarke is now on a mission to reclaim the no.1 position in Test cricket from South Africa. Australia briefly held the No.1 ranking in Test cricket after beating the Proteas away, but South Africa’s recent series win in Sri Lanka meant a quick return to the top for the Proteas, the Mirror reported.

While Clarke admits he didn’t personally hand the mace back, he believes the close competition is a positive sign for Test cricket. Clarke expressed his excitement about the close competition saying that they are really excited that they were able to get to No.1 and it clears the goal very much, the team wants to be No.1 in the world.

He added that they knew that the No.1 rank could go back very soon, as there was very less difference and even a single series could change the ranking.

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