Sydney, Feb 21 (ANI): Michael Clarke has claimed Australia's Test series against India is the biggest assignment of his captaincy career so far especially after the retirement of experienced Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke from international cricket.
"As enjoyable as touring India can be, none of this changes the fact that this remains one of the toughest tours on the planet," Clarke wrote in his column for News.com.au.
"The Indian team always lifts their game against Australia and the Groundhog Day routine of touring life is always a challenge for the players and support staff," he added.
"This is probably the biggest assignment of my captaincy career to date, given the aforementioned challenges and the recent retirements of Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey," he wrote.
Clarke added: "But we have arrived in a positive frame of mind and our sights are firmly set on defending the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. This is a huge year for Australian cricket.
What better way to kick it off than with victory on one of the game's biggest stages," he concluded. (ANI)