Ashes: England wary of hype surrounding series against Australia

England are favourites as they bid for a third straight Test series win over-arch rivals Australia starting in Nottingham on Wednesday

updated: July 09, 2013 08:42 IST
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Nottingham: These are good times to be a British sports fan.

Last weekend saw the British and Irish Lions win their first series in 16 years when they defeated Australia in Sydney and Andy Murray become the first British winner of the Wimbledon Men's Singles title since Fred Perry in 1936.

Murray's victory over Novak Djokovic sparked a mood of national sporting euphoria not seen since .... well in fact seen as recently as last year's London Olympics when British competitors won a clutch of gold medals.

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