England opener Nick Compton has talked about how he dreams to be part of the Ashes side when they first meet in July.

It will finish an enthralling summer of cricket, with England facing New Zealand again back home and also a Champions Trophy taken place beforehand.

Compton has scored back-to-back hundreds in New Zealand and has put himself in line to partner Alastair Cook at the top of the order.

"You go to bed thinking about the Ashes," he said to the ECB official website.

"You get that youthful exuberance, which is something that keeps pushing you."

The Somerset man, grandson of former England cricketer Denis Compton, is not getting carried away with his recent performances.

"You're always on nought- remember that as a batsman," he added.

"It doesn't make any difference whether you've got five or six hundreds behind you."

Compton made his debut in November and was a mainstay of the side during the 2-1 series victory against India, the first time England have won a test series in India since 1984-85.

After two draws, England face New Zealand in Auckland on Friday and Compton admits that his focus is currently on the upcoming series finale. 

He said: "Looking too far ahead and what have you, it doesn’t do you any good. You have to make sure you stick to the next game.”

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