Thursday 2 January 2014 

Video - Clarke On Unusual Sydney Pitch

Watch as Australia captain Michael Clarke talks about an unusually seamer-friendly pitch at the Sydney Cricket Ground ahead of the fifth and final Ashes Test.

Clarke, who has led his side to four victories in the first four matches of the series, is aiming for what would be ony Australia's third Ashes whitewash when play begins tomorrow (3rd January).

But despite the grass on the pitch, he believes that fast bowlers and eventually the spinners will enjoy bowling on the SCG track.

"That's as much grass as I've seen on an SCG pitch," he said in his pre-match press conference.

"It feels pretty hard at the moment so, looking at it today, I think it will certainly suit the fast bowlers.

"But, in saying that, I think the forecast is pretty warm for the week as well, so I still believe spin will play a part throughout the Test match."

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© Cricket World 2014

 
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