England are sure of themselves. Very, very sure of themselves. The players are brimming with confidence, the coaches have reason behind their expectation and the fans are already considering the scoreline of the series rather than the result.
'I'm going for 3-1'; '4-1 for me'; 'It will be a whitewash!'; 'The Aussies won't win a match against us all year'. The certainty with which England supporters are predicting a comfortable win over Australia in the Ashes series that gets underway at Trent Bridge on Wednesday is startling, but understandable.
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