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'Aussies can regain Ashes'

2010-08-16 11:43

Melbourne - With paceman Glenn McGrath retired, it appears Australia captain Ricky Ponting has taken on the role of making a bold prediction of a 5-0 Ashes sweep over England.

McGrath said ahead of the 2005 series in England that Australia would win 5-0. But Australia lost 2-1, giving England its first Ashes series victory since Australia reclaimed the old urn under Allan Border in 1989.

Australia rebounded by winning the 2006-07 Ashes series at home 5-0, but England reclaimed bragging rights in England in 2009 with another 2-1 win.

Ponting said Monday his team has learned from its mistakes and it's "absolutely possible" Australia can regain the Ashes with a 5-0 series win starting in November.

AP

Comments
  • Steve - 2010-08-16 12:38

    Um...Ja. England 3-2.

  • Happybloke - 2010-08-18 09:39

    Ponting you are a joke I am not a pom, but Oz does not have the team to beat any nation 5 -0, could not even do it to SA or Pakistan . The current Oz team are playing with luck, even on Oz soil it would be very had to beat the Poms, I believe senior players in the Oz site like Kathish, Hussey, Hadden, Ponting and Johnson would not be enought to stop the likes of Strauss, Cook, Pieterson, Collinwood, Anderson , Broad and that dangerman Swann and outsider Trott. Ponting is at his last legs this Ashes will make himor break him or send him packing thats the way. happybloke

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