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Australia not confident enough to win Ashes, says Trescothick

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Former England batsmen Marcus Trescothick thinks Australia are not confident enough to beat the hosts in this year's Ashes series. 

The home team took a 2-0 lead in the five-match series on Sunday, when they completed a 347-run victory.

Trescothick, who was part of the England team that won the famous 2005 series, does not see the tourist's fortunes changing any time soon, but also suggested playing a similar team in the third Test at Old Trafford, which starts on August 1.

He told the Daily Mail: "There were little things during the game that just proved to me that they’re not running at 100 per cent, they’re not a confident team. 

"They’re a good team if they can get back up to 100 per cent but at the moment, they’re playing one of the best teams in the world in England and they won’t allow that to happen.

"You can’t suddenly go and pull the team apart - after all, this is the best team they’ve got, the best players of that country. It’s just a case of trying to build the confidence back up."

The Somerset captain went on to say he is considering changing his prediction for the series, and would be happy to see England complete a 5-0 whitewash, in what would be a reverse of the 5-0 defeat his team-mates suffered in the 2006-07 series.

"I would expect us to come out again in Manchester and win it very convincingly. 

"My original prediction was 3-1 but I’d revise that to be more comprehensive. I’d love to see a 5-0. 

"If all the games are as good as the Trent Bridge Test, it’s great for the spectators and so we want some close games. But frankly I’d happily take three more matches like we’ve just had. "


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