The Ashes: Alastair Cook says England hungry as ever

England will go into the Test with coach Andy Flower suggesting there will be changes from the team that played in Adelaide, where they opted for two spinners in Monty Panesar and Graeme Swann.

updated: December 12, 2013 15:02 IST
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Perth: England captain Alastair Cook insisted Thursday his under-pressure team was as hungry as ever and did not need lifting, despite being crushed in the first two Ashes Tests by Australia. (Click here for full Ashes coverage)

Cook, who like Australian skipper Michael Clarke will play his 100th Test in Perth from Friday, said his side retained the belief that they can prevent Australia winning at the WACA to take an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-Test series.

"Our confidence has obviously had a hit from the first two Test matches," he told reporters, referring to Brisbane and Adelaide.

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