The exchange of words has started between Australia and England with the Ashes 2015 set to start in a few week’s time. Australia skipper Michael Clarke hit back at former teammate Jason Gillespie who termed the Australian squad as the ‘dad’s army’ and suggested that England should keep the ageing players on the field for as long as they can in order to sap them out of energy.

Clarke introduced the Australian squad in a private function held to honour in the Australian team and proudly announced all the players above 30 years of age as members of the dad’s army. While Brad Haddin and Chris Rogers are 37 years old, the likes of Fawad Ahmad and Adam Voges, are also in their mid-30s despite playing just a handful of games.

The Australia skipper also hit back at Graeme Swann, who had termed Steve Smith as an overrated batsman, by calling him the ‘best batsman in the world’. Watch this video and let us know what do you think about it. (Also Watch: Ashes 2015 promo video: All-time greats come together to invigorate the best battle in test cricket)