Warne: England are favourites

Shane Warne has told Sky Sports that he believes England are the favourites going into the Ashes series this Australian summer.

“England will have to be I suppose, they beat us last time but coming to Australia is never easy,” Warne said.

“It’s an enjoyable tour, it can be tough, all parts of your game get tested – your patience off the field as well. Our crowds are pretty passionate and pretty vocal as well.

“It’s going to be a wonderful series. The spirit in which it was played last year was what really captured everyone’s imagination.

“It’s great cricket, the spirit, the sportsmanship, all those things, I’m sure it will be exactly the same this summer in Australia and whoever is the best side will win, obviously.

“Let’s hope it’s the same but a different result this year.”

The first Ashes Test starts on 23rd November at The Gabba in Brisbane.

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