Australia captain Michael Clarke said their aim is to consistently win away from home.
The Ashes Test series has been rocked by revelations that South African Mickey Arthur is taking legal action over his sacking as Australia coach.
Australia have dismissed SA for 388 on the third day of the second test, after Jacques Kallis and Faf Du Plessis guided the team past the follow-on.
Paceman Morne Morkel has said he expects a short ball barrage aimed at Michael Clarke in this week's second Test at Adelaide.
Michael Clarke produced his third double-century this year and reached 1 000 runs for 2012 with a defiant unbeaten 218 against South Africa.
There has never been a rival for prestige of the Ashes as far as Australian and England fans are concerned, although several have challenged for it.
Fine batting by Ryan Harris and exciting bowling from Ben Hilfenhaus looks to have turned the first Test with the West Indies in Australia's favour.
The West Indies held the upper hand at the end of the third day of the first Test as they reduced Australia to 248 for 5, still trailing by 201 runs.
Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting's double centuries and a shaky start by India's stuttering batsman left the visitors under pressure in Adelaide.
With a surreal triple-ton to his name, Australia's Michael Clarke says he needs to keep his team focused on winning the Test series against India.
Pressure is mounting on India to save their second Test against Australia after an early attack saw the ousting of opener Virender Sehwag for four.
Michael Clarke hit the highest score by an Australian at the Sydney Cricket Ground to give his team the advantage in the second Test against India.
Ricky Ponting broke his century dry spell while scoring a 288-run partnership with Michael Clarke on the second day of the second Test against India.
Dale Steyn returned figures of 4/31 and helped reduce Australia to 214/8 on the opening day of the first cricket Test against the Proteas at Newlands.
Ricky Ponting is standing down as Australia's cricket captain after nine years, following a home Ashes loss and a disappointing World Cup performance.
Australia wasted a solid start on the rain-marred opening day of the final Ashes match against England on Monday.
Australia might be back in the Ashes after superb bowling by Mitchell Johnson, but they have shown little to ease concerns about their top order.
England's Kevin Pietersen took the key wicket of Michael Clarke with the last ball of the fourth day of the second Ashes Test on Monday.
Australia's team vice-captain trained for the first time since his back injury, reporting that it was improving ahead of the Ashes opening Test match.
When Australia's Michael Clarke took part in the first international Twenty20 match, against New Zealand five years ago, the emphasis was on "fun".