Australian captain Michael Clarke has dismissed the idea of being driven into retirement by a degenerative back problem and believes he could play three more Ashes series.
I wont be retiring,not for a long time, he told Sydneys Daily Telegraph. I feel as fit and healthy as Ive been for a long time and my love and drive to have success and be a part of this Australian team is as strong as ever. As long as Im performing,I think Ive got a good four or five years left in me. Another five years would take Clarke through the 2015 tour of England as well as the 2017-18 series at home and to an age close to that of Ricky Ponting when he retired.