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 If they can do the same here and maybe even improve in one or two areas, they will do really well and probably win 5-0, 
— Glenn McGrath predicting Australia will win 5-0 at 2009 Ashes / July 07, 2009
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 I've got total confidence in the boys, especially watching the way they played in South Africa in the last Test series. That would have given them a lot of confidence and they showed what they can do and the huge potential that they've got 
— Glenn McGrath predicting a 5-0 clean sweep at the 2009 Ashes / July 07, 2009
 I did meet with them but we did not discuss their Ashes strategy. We mainly talked about the Twenty20 game and the development of their Centre of Excellence. It was basically a continuation of the work I had done (earlier this year) when I spoke to the English Lions team in New Zealand 
— John Buchanan denying helping England prepare ahead of Ashes / June 01, 2009
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 There was a lot being made of Andrew Symonds not being picked in our squad and how that squad seems to be a little bit less intimidating than it was. But I think I am intimidated by good players, the better players you see in any team the more intimidated I become, not necessarily just names so that's how I would be looking at it. 
— Ricky Ponting on Symonds not being picked up for Ashes / May 30, 2009
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 I met my surgeon yesterday and he was happy with my progress. I started light running yesterday but it will be a bit tight (for the Twenty20 World Cup). I am hoping to be fully fit for the Ashes 
— Andrew Flintoff hoping that he will be fully fit for Ashes / May 27, 2009
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 I think the selectors have definitely got it right, I think we've got a great balance of youth and experience... and I'm really excited about the prospects of a great series. 
— Ricky Ponting after the Australian squad is selected for the 2009 Ashes series / May 20, 2009
 We have to be very positive - fearless without being reckless. We have to take Australia on 
— Andrew Flintoff on the upcoming Ashes / May 17, 2009
 My pace is there and the consistency is getting better all the time. I am a lot more streetwise and stronger both mentally and physically. 
— Sajid Mahmood on his chances at Ashes this summer / April 09, 2009
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 It's the pinnacle. Beating the West Indies at home is brilliant but beating Australia gives massive national pride. 
— Stuart Broad
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 The Ashes is a major reason that I didn't go to the IPL and a major reason why anyone plays for their country. 
— Stuart Broad on opting out of IPL