Former England wicket-keeper Paul Nixon believes England will secure a resounding 4-0 victory in this winter's Ashes series, which begins on November 21st.
In an exclusive interview, I sat down with Paul, and he gave me his thoughts on the upcoming series.
“I think it’s going to be 4-0 to England. I think the pitches are much better suited to batsmen, as they’re harder.
"Those Kookaburra balls will swing around and I can’t see past England. For me, I reckon Kevin Pietersen will be the Man of the Series. Also, a quick tip, would be Boyd Rankin - I think he has a huge future with England.”
Nico went further, and noticed who will be emerging talents, in the years ahead.
“For me, what Mooen Ali did in this last year was fantastic," he added.
"He really deserved that place on the plane to Australia, as well as Gary Ballance.” Ali will be joining the Performance Squad, where as Ballance will be with the full test squad.
Despite never receiving a Test call-up, Nixon earned 115 T20 and ODI caps.
The 42-year-old is currently working within property development in the Bahamas.
A project, called Port St. George is a 14-year plan that will include a 5-star hotel and spa located on a secluded peninsular with views over water on three sides, a 640 slip marina, a country club with tennis facilities and a championship standard 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones II.
Alongside these further ventures, Paul still has time being an ambassador for The Professional Cricketer’s Association, Leicestershire CCC and Zing Performance - which researches whether the neurological pathways in the brain can affect sporting activity.
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