Winning Ashes is our priority - Arthur

Australia's new coach Mickey Arthur gives his first BBC interview since taking over the role, stating it is a "massive" priority for him to win back the Ashes in 2013.

The South African says Australian cricket is in a "transition phase" and adds that the Ashes are "the pinnacle of any Australian cricketer's career" and he will do his utmost to win back the urn.

Arthur also reveals he hopes Australia's Boxing Day Test against India will not be Ricky Ponting's final game, praising the former captain's "attitude and work ethic", but warning that "everyone will be judged on runs and wickets".

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