Australia will start their preperations for Monday's Natwest Twenty20 clash with England at the Rose Bowl with a Twenty20 warm up against a PCA XI at Arundel.
Australia will start their preperations for Monday's Natwest Twenty20 clash with England at the Rose Bowl with a Twenty20 warm up against a PCA XI at Arundel
Australia's players again have cricket on their minds.
The squad arrived back in England on Tuesday after a brief visit to France to spend time at the Australian National Memorial in Villers-Bretonneaux, erected in honour of the 11,000 Diggers who died in the country in World War I.
After returning to England on the Eurostar train, the players travelled to Brighton on the south coast to prepare for Thursday's Ashes tour opener against an invitational XI comprising some internationals, county players and former England players.
New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming is expected to lead the side.
The Australians were given the option of training on Tuesday and while some preferred to relax and freshen up after a busy start to the tour, the entire squad will train on Wednesday in the lead-up to the Twenty20 match at Arundel.
Opener Matthew Hayden, who arrived in England fresh after two months of personal training and rest, said he was looking forward to making his Twenty20 debut after missing Australia's clash against the Black Caps in February.
"I haven't played one yet, so I don't know (what it will be like)," Hayden said.
"I'll have a crack, I'm looking forward to playing it.
"It will be fun and fast. Good for the corporates and good for the cricketers."
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