British Labour Party politician Ed Miliband has wished the England cricket team good luck ahead of their first Ashes Test against Australia, which begins on July 10, 2013 at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

England have won the last two Ashes series and will be looking to make it a hat-trick of wins, especially on home soil. Australia's last Test assignment ended in a 4-0 whitewash in India earlier this year.

Australia's tour has not gone according to plan as coach Mickey Arthur was sacked in June and Darren Lehmann was appointed in his place. But come Wednesday, Alastair Cook's England and Michael Clarke's Australia will battle it out for the little urn

Miliband speaks about the specialty of the Ashes in England and ponders his favourite moments. He specifically says that Geoff Boycott's hundredth 100 at Headingley in 1977.