Michael Clarke on Tuesday said he is left with no choice but to move up at the No 3 or No 4 slot in the Australian batting line-up for the third Test match against India at Mohali, which begins on March 14.

“I think I have no choice now. It’s not about me but what the team needs, and now especially in these conditions, I have to bat higher up,” Clarke was quoted as saying by BCCI’s official portal.

“The team’s batting order cannot revolve around one player. We need our top six batsmen to score runs and our bowling unit to pick wickets. It cannot be about one person. I’ve never played my cricket that way and I don’t want this team to do that. I believe we have the talent and every single one of us has to get better. I’d have liked to score more runs in the first innings and many more today. So, I’ve got work to do myself,” he said.

Reflecting on Australia’s poor batting show in the second Test at Hyderabad, which ended in four days, with the tourists losing the tie by an innings and 135 runs.