Friday 25 October 2013 

Video - England Arrive In Australia

Watch as England's squad, led by captain Alastair Cook, arrive in Australia ahead of this winter's Ashes series.

The team arrived in Perth and will be in action before too long when they take on a Western Australia XI in a three-day tour game beginning on 31st October.

Graeme Swann told reporters at the airport that he was 'confident' and that he felt 'fantastic' following some hard-earned time off and the flight from London.

England won the series two months ago 3-0 and have now won four out of the last five and are chasing a fourth Ashes series win in a row - something which has not been achieved since the 19th century and the very early days of Test cricket.

Wicket-keeper Matthew Prior says that he is 'excited' despite the long plane journey and Stuart Broad will be hoping that hitting a door with his luggage trolley is not a portent of things to come.

The Ashes get underway on 21st November with the opening Test in Brisbane, before which England also play Australia 'A' in Hobart and a New South Wales XI in Sydney.

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