Video - Strauss Urges England To Avoid Distractions

Watch as former England captain Andrew Strauss tells England to avoid any off-field distractions when asked to offer his advice on how to win the 2013/14 Ashes series.

Strauss captained England to Ashes success in both 2009 and 2010/11, and also played in the series win in 2005 so is well-placed to comment.

He says Australia is a difficult place to tour, and England can expect their opponents to give them a hard time, but that they have the quality to make it four Ashes series wins in a row after the 3-0 success this summer.

That gives them what he calls a 'unique' opportunity to win two Ashes series in a calendar year, but to do so they will need to stay focussed.

The first Ashes Test gets underway on 21st November in Brisbane.

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