9 Jul 2013

Beefy sticks to 10-0 Ashes prediction

7:44 am on 9 July 2013

On the eve of the first England-Australia Ashes cricket series, the great English all rounder Sir Ian Botham is standing by his prediction of back-to-back series whitewashes for England.

In his Daily Mirror newspaper column, Botham said the recent appointment of Darren Lehmann as Australia's new coach won't stop England winning 5-0 in both the home and away Ashes series, because he can't see any department of the game in which Australia has an advantage over England.

The first series starts Wednesday night at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

The second series in Australia starts in October.