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England pace bowler Liam Plunkett has admitted that the upcoming ODI series against Australia provides a golden opportunity for the national team to salvage some pride on their disastrous tour Down Under.
Plunkett was not part of England’s Ashes squad, which succumbed to a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Australia.
With nothing having gone right for England both on and off the field, Plunkett insists that the ODI series is the start of a new chapter where his side can gain some revenge.
Plunkett is one of many fresh faces in the England squad for the ODI series, but he admitted that in order to beat Australia on home soil, he and his teammates will have to get it their all.
“Australia are a good team and they’re confident from the Ashes but it is a different squad and a different unit here,” he was quoted as saying by The National. “A lot of our guys didn’t play in the Ashes, so we’re full of energy and full of beans. Some of the guys have been out here playing in the Big Bash, lads have been all over the world playing, so we’re full of confidence and looking forward to that first game.
“It’s a massive challenge against one of the best teams in the world, we’re looking forward to doing battle with them and trying to take this series.
“It’s always a test when you come to somebody else’s back yard. To get a win out here is pretty big.”
The five-match ODI series between Australia and England gets underway on January 14 in Melbourne.