A video of Australian cricketers Mitchell Starc and Adam Voges talking in a Cricket Australia (CA) show, during a bat signing event ahead off the ICC Champions Trophy 2013.

According to AFP,  Michael Clarke said on Wednesday should his side successfully defend their Champions Trophy one-day title, it would give them a huge boost ahead of taking on England in the Ashes series which follows.

The 32-year-old is seeking a pick me up ahead of the Ashes next month after a humiliating 4-0 test series loss to India which was also marked by serious splits in the squad which resulted in disciplinary action being taken against several players.

Clarke — who is bidding to regain the Ashes after two successive losses — says all his energies and his team's will be focussed on retaining the one-day title they won in South Africa four years ago.