Ex-Aussie captain Steve Waugh doesn’t think England are as good as they think they are.
Former Australian skipper Steve Waugh thinks that Australia could win the Ashes urn back this summer as England think they are better than they are.
Alastair Cook’s side drew their recent Test series against eighth-placed New Zealand, after narrowly avoiding defeat in their final match in Auckland.
Australia meanwhile had an even worse time of it during their tour of India. Michael Clarke’s side were whitewashed 4-0 by the Indians, the first time that has happened to the team from down under since 1970.
Despite Australia’s poor run of form Waugh still believes they have a good chance in the Ashes series this summer.
“I think England aren’t as good as they think they are,” Waugh said on the Sport Review.
“I honestly think we can win the Ashes.
“There’s enough talent there, we just need some confidence in that line-up.”
2013 is going to be a big year for English and Australian cricket fans with back-to-back Ashes series in both countries.
The first of the events starts in England on July 10 when the Three Lions will host the Australians at Trent Bridge.
Clarke’s men have lost the last two Ashes series and have not held the most famous urn in cricket since 2007. Coupled with that Australia have slipped down the Test rankings and are currently fourth in the world.
England on the other hand are second on the ICC’s list. They also have another two-match series against the Black Caps in May to prepare before they go toe-to-toe with their biggest rivals once more.