England have the chance to hand Australia their third successive loss in the Ashes
England seem to be riding on a new high after breaking the shackles of their 28-year losing streak in India and former Australia pace bowler Jason Gillespie believes that they now have an edge over the Australians heading into the back-to-back Ashes series later this year.
Gillespie pointed out that Australia would struggle to beat England on home soil and added that the Australian batsmen are not even on the same level when compared to the English.
However, he hinted that fans could be in for a treat as the captains of both sides, Alastair Cook and Michael Clarke, will square off against each other in an epic battle to determine who really deserves the honour of being called the best batsman in Test cricket.
After their triumph in India, Gillespie noted that England’s confidence would be through the roof as no international team has gone into the subcontinent nation and emerged victorious since former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting accomplished it in 2004.
The former pace bowler also added that Australia will be under serious pressure throughout the first leg of the series since they will be looking to prevent England from recording a hat-trick of Ashes successes against them.