Australian captain Michael Clarke said that the team declared for the Ashes has a good mixture of youth and experienced players. The Ashes is the biggest series in the life of cricketers. Good preparation should be the key for Australia.

Fast bowler Peter Siddle is hopeful of a turn around after two Ashes losses as a player.

Wicketkeeper Matthew Wade said that the 1989 Ashes series was his favourite. Australia were underdogs back then, yet, won the Ashes playing good cricket.

James Pattinson thinks that Ashes series is “pinnacle” and the rivalry is intense between the teams.
Australia’s new vice-captain said that the cricket played in the Ashes is the best cricket one would ever play as a cricketer.