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Compton, Finn, Gooch on Ashes 2015 so far - Cricket World TV

England internationals past and present Nick Compton, Steven Finn and Graham Gooch give us their thoughts on the 2015 Ashes series so far.

We caught up with the trio at the D & G Partners' Nashy's Ashes event in London and asked them for their thoughts with England 1-0 up in the series.

However, Australia were beginning to launch a fightback at Lord's when we spoke to them.

"It's been a great start to the series for England, to win in four days in Cardiff was a good marker to set out for the summer," fast bowler Finn said.

With Australia piling on the runs at Lord's, however, he jokes that he isn't too disappointed to have missed out on the match.

"The wicket looks a bit of a featherbed, so I'm glad I'm not playing!

"There's a lot of cricket to be played in this game and hopefully England can get those wickets and start to put Australia under pressure when they get out there with the bat."

Meanwhile, Finn's Middlesex team-mate Compton has been encouraged by what he has seen from England so far but cautions that Australia will come back due to their experienced campaigners.

"It's a tough one to call, hopefully the wickets will have a bit more spice in them than they did on the first day of this Lord's Test," he said.

"I think the way England are playing has been really encouraging, they've turned things around, particularly over the last three months.

"A lot of the young players are showing a lot of character and a lot of skill against quite an experienced Australian attack."

Gooch, who captained England between 1989 and 1993, remains confident that England will win the Ashes, but thinks it is important that they avoid defeat at the home of cricket.

"I'd like to think we are going to win the Ashes, we got the first punch in in Cardiff, but I think Australia are going to come back strong here.

"We will see the character of the England side if they can fight back in this game.

"If they can get out of this game still preserving their 1-0 lead I think England might get over the line."

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