Haseeb Hameed on the The Ashes
Haseeb Hameed talks about the upcoming Ashes series
We caught up with Lancashire opener Haseeb Hameed to get his thoughts on the upcoming Ashes series with the first Test set to take place from Thursday 23 – Monday 27 November in Brisbane.
Hameed, who made his England Test debut last year against India, is looking forward to watching the ‘interesting’ series unfold and is backing the Three Lions to beat the home nation 2-1 but admits that it won’t be easy for England to go up against the boisterous Australian crowd.
“I think everyone knows it’s going to be a difficult series because anytime you go to Australia it’s never going to be easy.
“There’s the added hype and expectation around an Ashes series and from what I’ve heard, it sounds like the Australian crowd gets pretty involved. There’s definitely more pressure around a series against Australia compared to any other Test side.
“We should be optimistic about England’s chances. We’ve got an experienced bowling line up and it’s going to be important that they pick up wickets. We’ve got a different skill set to Australia which is fair to say but England have so much experience in the side.
“We’ve got bowlers like Jimmy and Broady who will take wickets, whilst in the batting you’ve got Cook, Root, Ali and Bairstow who you’d back to score runs against any team in any conditions.
“Australia, much like England in many ways, don’t have all their starting places in the side nailed on so it’s going to be an interesting series.
"I’m backing England to win 2-1.”
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