One of the biggest rivalries in cricket is not too far and both the nations are already getting themselves ready for an intense summer of Ashes which is bound to be interesting.

The maestro Shane Warne thinks that the England skipper who was not picked for the world cup will have a huge impact on the series and Alastair Cook looks to be in good knick after scoring a century playing for the first time in two years for England in a practice game.

England who are to face the Windies and the Newzelanders before the Ashes will need some good innings from Cook at the top of the order because that is where the problems for England stared said Warne.

Warne also felt that if Cook starts making runs the whole team changes their attitude and that if he starts making runs it will also improve his mind in captaining the side.

Warne who feels the first innings of the first match is very crucial for the tone of the series said that with the Windies sporting a weakened side, that England should be able to beat them comfortably.

Warne also said that England who play well in their home conditions will give a good fight to the Australian side that is full of smiles and that it will be better than the 5-0 whitewash in the precious Ashes.