Australia captain Michael Clarke insisted his focus was on the future after calling upon players from before the controversial Mickey Arthur era to help the present side thrive.

Last week saw Australia lose a thrilling first Test at Trent Bridge to Ashes-holders England by just 14 runs.

That left Australia, bidding to avoid a third straight series loss to their arch-rivals, 1-0 down in the five-match campaign and with much to do if they were to regain the urn.

Clarke praised the role of new head coach Darren Lehmann. The Australian skipper praised Lehmann for his skills in galvanising the team and motivating to be as a unit.

Clarke however took positives from his team's record at Lord's. Australia have won 14 test matches and lost just one at this venue.