The Ashes: 'Go for the kill' is the echo of confidence in England

Fans and most experts don't care much if this is a jaded Australian side. They want their team to whitewash the series because 'they would do the same to us.'

updated: July 22, 2013 18:29 IST
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After edging past them in the first Test and humiliating Australia in the second, England fans and cricket experts can't stop hailing their national team. Now, they realise that predictions of a whitewash may not be mere over-confidence and want Alastair Cook and his men to go all out - in beating the visitors, that is.

England's 347-run victory against Australia - inside 4 days of the Lord's Test, has unleashed jubilation across the country with cricket fans lauding the performance. While there are still three Tests to be played and Aussie skipper Michael Clarke has vowed to have the last laugh, the hosts are being cheered to go for the jugular. Cook agrees."We can't take our foot off the gas - that's not how this England side works," he said on Sunday.

In a report in UK's Daily Mail, the team has been urged to 'go for the kill because they would do the same to us.' The report questions if a closely-fought Test series is more exciting than having one team overwhelm the other. "We should enjoy relentlessly pounding the Aussies this summer and then carry it on into the winter, go for 10-0, remorselessly grind them into the dirt."

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