‘Wishful Thinking’ to Suggest Australia Will Win Ashes 5-0: Shane Watson

Written by Vishwas Gupta

Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson believes any suggestions of Australia securing a 5-0 series win in the ongoing Ashes series is ‘wishful thinking’, given how hard it is for teams nowadays to win away from home.

“That (5-0 Ashes win away from home) is wishful thinking. It’s so incredibly hard to be able win away from home.

“It’s not just the Ashes, for most teams winning away is looking impossible now,” Watson said in an interview with the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL).

“For us to get off to such a great start, winning the first Test match it’s been amazing, especially Steve Smith.

“For him to come straight back in and hit the ground sprinting and single-handedly get Australia that win is incredible.

“England, can be pretty good at panicking at certain times, it’s going to be a true test of what their make up’s like as a team after their World Cup win and how they are able to bring things together and turn it around quickly.”

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