<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Shane Warne predicts Australia to win Ashes 2013 by 2-1 margin" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130205104846.jpg" title="Shane Warne predicts Australia to win Ashes 2013 by 2-1 margin" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Shane Warne said Australia would have learned a lot from their defeat in the first Test © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>London: Jul 16, 2013 </strong><br /> <br /> Spin wizard <a href="/tags/Shane-Warne/post" target="_blank">Shane Warne</a> feels <a href="/tags/England/post" target="_blank">England </a>were lucky to <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Ashes-2013-James-Anderson-s-10-for-sets-up-14-run-win-for-England-in-1st-Test/28942" target="_blank">win the first Test</a> and felt that <a href="/tags/Australia/post" target="_blank">Australia </a>can still bounce back strongly and win the Ashes.<br /> <br /> He said Australia can play much better than they did in Trent Bridge but very nearly won the match.<br /> <br /> "A lot was covered up because England won, but they underestimated the Australian team, as many did and I believe Australia could win 2-1," the Australian wrote in his column in the <em>Daily Telegraph</em>.<br /> <br /> Warne also took a jibe at <a href="/tags/Ian-Botham/post" target="_blank">Ian Botham</a> for predicting a 10-0 scoreline in favour of England in back-to-back Ashes win.<br /> <br /> "Some were arrogantly predicting that England would win the two Ashes series 10-0. Perhaps they are feeling a little concerned now," he commented.<br /> <br /> The 43-year-old hinted at a lot of England problems and said Australia gained a lot more than England from the Test.<br /> <br /> "Alastair Cook does not have full confidence in Steven Finn and Joe Root has not experienced the intensity of Ashes Test cricket and he will be feeling the heat a bit more after making 30 and five in the first Test. Jonny Bairstow has hardly played cricket recently and is looking for touch in an Ashes series," he added.<br /> <br /> Australia had many positives from the Test and Warne listed some important ones and criticized the DRS which is acclaimed to be hundred percent accurate.<br /> <br /> "Chris Rogers and Brad Haddin added steel. Phil Hughes played really well under pressure in the first innings. There is potential for so much more from the Australian side."<br /> <br /> Praising 19-year-old debutant <a href="/tags/Ashton-Agar/post" target="_blank">Ashton Agar</a>, Warne said: "Ashton Agar’s performance showed the mood has changed in the dressing room. He handled the situation and pressure brilliantly. It showed a happy team environment where young players feel free to express themselves."<br /> <br /> The highest wicket taker in the Ashes history suggested a few changes to the teams in their playing eleven for the next Test.<br /> <br /> "James Faulkner and Usman Khawaja to replace Mitchell Starc and Ed Cowan for me, with Tim Bresnan coming in for Finn for England," he said.