Clarke says Australia won't budge from aggressive playing style
Australia captain Michael Clarke has said they would not shunt their aggressive approach in the second Test match against world number one side South Africa in Adelaide.
"A remarkable change is taking place at the Adelaide Oval, with much of it a construction site growing from picturesque cricket ground to modern international stadium," Clarke wrote in his column for Telegraph.com.au.
"One thing that remains the same is the beautifully manicured playing surface where we sat together after a tough training session under the hot morning sun," he added.
"There, together as a team, we reinforced that the attitude we took out of the last day in Brisbane would remain the same going into the second Test against South Africa, beginning tomorrow," he wrote.
Clarke added: "I made it clear that we produce our best cricket when we play with positive intent and we only had to look back a few days to the recall how we ended up having the better of the drawn match at the Gabba."
"There was no doubting our intent as we put ourselves in a position where we were the only side that could win. I've never had any dramas with a bit of banter on the field, whether that was teams I played with or against. I think it's good for the game," he wrote.
"It's up to each player how they approach their cricket. That's the thing about team sport. We've got so many different individuals, you want to give each of them the freedom to play their own game but there's a line you can't cross," he wrote.
"We have a team ethos that says crossing the line is unacceptable. We hit the line hard in Brisbane and we'll do it again in Adelaide, but every player in our team knows how the game should be played. That's the Australian way," he concluded.