England to aim for Ashes series win in SydneyBy ANI
Saturday, January 1, 2011
SYDNEY - England will target an Ashes series win against Australia here from Monday, and off-spinner Graeme Swann insists that winning the series will be the icing on the cake.
Swann said that the team celebrated the retention of Ashes urn for a day, and are now refocused on putting up a telling performance at Sydney.
“We had one night out after the game, you should celebrate a Test victory and an Ashes-retaining victory heavily. I tried to a lead a merry dance, but that was one night and we’ve moved on,” Swann said.
England will face an Australian line-up without Ricky Ponting. Michael Clarke, his deputy, will lead the home side. New South Wales middle-order batsman Usman Khawaja and West Australian left-arm spinner Michael Beer are both expected to make their debut.
England are unlikely to make any changes to their winning squad. (ANI)