A Day With the Aussies ahead of the Ashes

On Tuesday afternoon, Pitch visited Emirates Old Trafford to organise a media activity in association with Cricket Australia and leading sports performance brand, ASICS.

ASICS, who are the official footwear and apparel sponsor of Cricket Australia, were lucky enough to secure some time with Australian captain, Michael Clarke and Vice-captain Brad Haddin ahead of the Ashes Third Test.

Journalists form the UK and Australia gathered at the new state-of-the-art cricket ground to speak to the players about current series and the celebrated rivalry between England and Australia. Both Haddin and Clarke agreed that ‘poms Vs aussies’ was one of the most historic rivalries in international sport  and the concept certainly encouraged the team to push themselves further and ‘better their best’.

Haddin commented; “I’ve been brought up to see Ashes rivalry as the greatest in sport. There is no tougher campaign. The theatre behind the whole event is outstanding and it tests you on so many levels. It’s also the best fun you’ll ever have as a cricketer and I’d dearly love to win one.

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