Ashes 2013-14: Alastair Cook & Michael Clarke await first Test

Ashes captains Alastair Cook and Michael Clarke look ahead to the opening Test in Brisbane, which starts on Thursday (10:00 local time, midnight GMT).

England captain Cook confirmed that they will wait until the last minute before deciding whether wicketkeeper Matt Prior will play in the first Test. Prior, 32, is recovering from a torn calf muscle.

Australia skipper Clarke added that it was the hosts' job to perform at their best and "hopefully the result will take care of itself".