The Ashes: Chris Tremlett says England will target Australia captain Michael Clarke
Chris Tremlett will target Australia captain Michael Clarke if he gets the chance to bowl in the Ashes series.
Last Updated: 28/10/13 4:08pm
Tremlett is vying for the third and final spot in England Test pace attack, along with Steven Finn and Boyd Rankin, starting in Thursday's opening tour game against a Western Australian Chairman's XI in Perth ahead of the Ashes series opener in Brisbane on November 21.
The Surrey giant terrorised Australia's batsmen on the last Ashes tour three years ago, when England retained the urn Down Under.
In that series, Tremlett took 17 wickets across three Tests, including a match haul of 8-150 in Perth.
Although he failed to fire during the recent English county season, his previous form in Australia has him right in the mix to feature again.
Tremlett says Clarke, who remains Australia's premier batsman despite ongoing back issues, will be key.
"It's always important that you target the captain in any side and obviously he's been their form player in the last few years," said Tremlett, who dismissed Clarke twice in Perth three years ago.
"If you can get one over the captain in any side, obviously it's an advantage. So he's one player we'll target, as well as some other guys."