Australia captain Michael Clarke has said that they are in a real challenge ahead of the third Ashes Test starting at Old Trafford on August 1. Australia trail England by 2-0 with three matches to go.

He also said that he does not know what the selectors will decide and whether David Warner will play the Test. He said that it is not about one individual player and that it was about the team.

Clarke also said that he honestly believed that they can win the series, despite being in a back-against-the-walls position. He said that people will laugh but if they play their best cricket then they can give this series a real shape.

When asked about the a possibility of a 5-0 result, he said that was the prediction when they arrived in the UK, but it was up to them to avoid that.

Clarke felt that the Mickey Arthur situation has not had any impact on the team as well.