England captain Alastair Cook has already played in 15 Ashes Tests but goes into his first match as captain at Trent Bridge on Wednesday (10th July).
He is the man of whom much is expected as he leads England in their bid to make it a hat-trick of successful Ashes campaigns following a 2-1 win in 2009 and a 3-1 victory in 2010/11.
Ahead of the match, he spoke to the assembled media in Nottingham, talking about the honour of captaining the side in an Ashes series and how he expects returning batsman Kevin Pietersen to make an impact.
"We've been favourites in other series before, just because it hasn't been Australia it doesn't mean it's any different to any other side," Cook said.
"What we're very aware of is cricket is never played on paper and it never will be played on paper. It's about who delivers out there tomorrow and the next 24 days of cricket."
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