Confident Clarke planning to rub it in

Australia captain Michael Clarke is licking his lips at the prospect of seeing how much damage his confident pace attack can wreak on a teetering England when the teams clash in the third Ashes Test in Perth.

Australia crushed England by 218 runs at Adelaide Oval on Monday to take a 2-0 lead in the five-Test series and head to seamer Mitchell Johnson's favourite hunting ground with a head of steam and no injury concerns.

"It's obviously exciting that we're going to a ground that we feel so comfortable playing at," Clarke told reporters after Australia's emphatic win in Adelaide.

"But in saying that I have also experienced some defeats in my career in Perth so I'm more concerned about making sure we play the same brand of cricket that we have played so far in this series.

"I don't think it matters the conditions we play in, if we continue to play the brand that we have played.

"The positive is, we know the conditions and guys like Mitchell (Johnson) and Ryan (Harris) and Peter (Siddle) love bowling when there is a bit more pace and bounce," Clarke added of his three seamers.

"But I think the main focus is making sure we play the same brand and we're as well prepared as we were for this Test."

Australia's last win against England at the WACA was a 267-run thrashing set up by nine wickets from man-of-the-match Johnson, whose left-arm swing can be devastating when manipulated by the 'Fremantle Doctor', the dependable afternoon seabreeze that adds extra pace and movement on the bouncy wicket.

Johnson has 36 wickets from his five Tests at the ground at an average of 19.66, and took his best haul of 8-61 against South Africa there in 2008.

"I'd like to see – at his home ground, being in front of his adopted state, Western Australia – what the adrenaline does to his pace," Australia's bowling coach Craig McDermott told reporters in Adelaide on Tuesday after his team’s success.

"I'm sure (England) think about it a fair bit. A bloke coming at you at 150 kph (93 mph) or 155, with a slinging action, is not a lot of fun, let me tell you."

Despite fine memories of playing England at the WACA, Australia's last trip to the ground was one to forget as they were routed by 309 runs by South Africa in last year's series-deciding match.

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