Australia captain Michael Clarke says he's looking forward to The Ashes squad coming together on Monday ahead of the two warm-up matches preceding the first Test of the Ashes 2013.

Clarke said that the team was disappointed not to go through to the semi-finals in the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 but said that the focus is entirely on the Ashes 2013.

He spoke about his back being better and batting during practice. Asked when he will know if he will feature in the first Test, Clarke said that he will know only on the morning of the first Test.