Alastair Cook’s side will bid to become the first England team in 123 years to win four consecutive Ashes urns and re-assert themselves as the dominant force in cricket’s oldest rivalry. “I remember watching Shane Warne, Matthew Hayden and Glenn McGrath, and the way they walked around and bullied England,” Prior told BBC Sport.
“Maybe it’s our time to do a bit of bullying ourselves. If we prepare and perform as we want to, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t dominate Australia in these two Ashes series. You look at our dressing room and the skills we have in our team — batters, bowlers, the spin department, it’s all there.
“But Ashes series are strange — there is no such thing as a weak Australian Test side and we will have to be on our game to do it,” he added.