London:Kevin Pietersen, the England batsman, has said England will start as "underdogs" in the Ashes in Australia but the run of successes since regaining the urn last year has given his team a better chance compared to the last time they were there, when they suffered a 5-0 thrashing. England haven't won an Ashes series in Australia since 1986-87.
"We are definitely underdogs because Australia in Australia are an incredible cricket team," Pietersen said in Durban. He's in South Africa to represent the domestic side Dolphins in two first-class games, an experience, he said, should help him regain his form. Pietersen hasn't scored a century in 26 innings and in a low-scoring series against Pakistan, which England won 3-1, he averaged 23.33 in four Tests.